Tracing Prehistoric Social Networks through Technology : A Diachronic Perspective on the Aegean, Hardback Book

Tracing Prehistoric Social Networks through Technology : A Diachronic Perspective on the Aegean Hardback

Edited by Ann (University of Leicester, UK) Brysbaert

Part of the Routledge Studies in Archaeology series

Description

This volume investigates smaller and larger networks of contacts within and across the Aegean and nearby regions, covering periods from the Neolithic until Classical times (6000-323 BC).

It explores the world of technologies, crafts and archaeological 'left-overs' in order to place social and technological networks in their larger economic and political contexts.

By investigating ways of production, transport/distribution, and consumption, this book covers a chronologically large period in order to expand our understanding of wider cultural developments inside the geographical boundaries of the Aegean and its regions of contact in the east Mediterranean.

This book brings together scholars' expertise in a variety of different fields ranging from historical archaeology (using textual evidence), archaeometry, geoarchaeology, experimental work, archaeobotany, and archaeozoology.

Chapters in this volume study and contextualize archaeological remains and explore networks of crafts-people, craft traditions, or people who employed various technologies to survive.

Central questions in this context are how and why traditions, techniques, and technologies change or remain stable, or where and why cross-cultural boundaries developed and disintegrated.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 216 pages, 21 Halftones, black and white; 8 Tables, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Prehistoric archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780415896160

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