The Emergence of Civilisation: The Cyclades and the Aegean in the Third Millennium BC

Oxbow Books, 2011 - 634 sider
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Introduction. Civilisation ; The explanation of culture change ; The multiplier effect ; The Minoan-Mycenean civilisation and its origins -- Culture sequence. The neolithic background ; Crete in the third millennium BC ; The third millennium BC in the Eastern Aegean ; The early Cycladic culture sequence ; The Grotta-Pelos culture ; The Keros-Syros culture ; The Phylakopi I culture ; Aegean interrelations and chronology in the third millennium BC -- Culture process. Patterns of settlement and population in the prehistoric Aegean ; Natural environment and the subsistence subsystem ; The development of Aegean metallurgy ; Craft specialisation and the transformation of the physical environment ; Social systems ; Symbolic and projective systems ; Trade, communication and innovation ; The multiplier effect in action -- Appendix. Gazetteer of neolithic and early Bronze Age sites in the Cycladic Islands ; Local groups with the Grotta-Pelos and Keros-Syros cultures of the Cyclades ; Data for the matrix analysis of the early Cycladic cemeteries.

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Colin Renfrew (Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, born 25th July 1937) was formerly Disney Professor of Archaeology and Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research in the University of Cambridge, and Master of Jesus College Cambridge from 1986 to 1997. He has excavated at a number of sites in prehistoric Greece and in the Orkney Islands, and is the author of many publications, including Prehistory: the making of the human mind. He is Fellow of the British Academy, Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, and was the recipient of the Balzan Prize in 2004.

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