Taking the High Road

Prehistoric Habitation and Exploitation in the Mountains of East Crete: New Evidence from an Extensive Survey

This volume presents and discusses the results of an extensive survey that took place between 2014 and 2018 in the mountain ranges of East Crete. The survey of respectively the eastern part of the Dikte range and the Sitanos area above Zakros specifically targeted prehistoric cultural remains with the aim to investigate the extent at which this environmental zone was exploited during the Neolithic period and the Bronze Age. Based on the results of the fieldwork, the discussion focuses mostly on the Neopalatial period (Middle Minoan III Late Minoan IB) during which a systematic effort to occupy and exploit these two upland zones was especially evident. The study of architectural remains and movable finds that were sampled, documented and studied within the two areas allows a reconsideration of issues of political organization, labour mobilization, economic integration, production and specialization.


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Publisher
Presses universitaires de Louvain
Author
Tina Kalantzopoulou,
Collection
AEGIS
Language
anglais
BISAC Subject Heading
SOC003000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
BIC subject category (UK)
HD Archaeology > HDDK Classical Greek & Roman archaeology
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3385 Antiquité
Title First Published
09 May 2022
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
: Archéologie

Livre broché


Publication Date
07 April 2022
ISBN-13
9782390612087
Extent
Main content page count : 492
Code
103091
Dimensions
16 x 24 cm
Weight
776 grams
Packaging Type
No outer packaging
List Price
58.00 €
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Contents


Introduction
0.1 QUESTIONS POSED BY THE RESEARCH 3
0.2 AN ANALYSIS OF THE CURRENT STATE OF THE ART 3
0.3 CONFRONTING THE METHODOLOGY 4
Chapter 1: The State of the Art
OVERVIEW 15
1.0 A CURRENT REVIEW 15
1.2 DEFINING AND UNDERSTANDING NAIL FUNCTION 28
1.3 ADVENT OF CHANGES IN NAIL SHANK CHARACTERISTICS 43
1.4 REVIEW OF INFORMATION SOURCES 49
1.5 SUMMARY 50
Chapter 2: Research Background & Methodology
OVERVIEW 53
2.1 A RATIONAL APPROACH 55
2.2 KEYS TO COMPARISON 59
2.3 METHODOLOGY MEANS OF REFERENCE
2.4 INTERPRETATION METHODS – SAMPLES, GRADES AND SOURCES 69
2.5 THESIS INTENT 71
Chapter 3: Ores – Influences on Nail-Making 73
OVERVIEW 75
3.1 IRON FROM ORES 75
3.2 BRITISH IRON PARADOX 80
3.3 SALVATION BY TECHNOLOGY 89
3.4 LIEGE: FROM EUROPEAN TO INTERNATIONAL NAIL CENTRE 101
3.5 EUROPE'S CROSS-CONNECTIONS 106
3.6 THE NORTH AMERICAN SCENE 109
3.7 ALTERNATIVE METALS 115
3.8 A WORLD SCENE 120
3.9 SUMMARY OF EFFECTS 124
3.10 IDENTIFICATION 126
Chapter 4: Identification, Nomenclature & Findings
OVERVIEW 129
4.1 FINDINGS 129
Part One: Wrought nails
Part Two: Cast nails
Part Three: Cut nails
Part Four: Mechanically wrought nails
Part Five: Wire nails
Chapter 5: Data Synthesis
OVERVIEW 251
5.1
5.2 NAIL OCCURRENCE PATTERNS WITHIN EACH ZONE 257
5.3 NAILS IN ZONES ANALYSED BY DECADES 265
5.4 THE POST STUDY PERIOD 1890 ONWARDS 286
5.5 SUMMARY 287
Chapter 6: Discussions 289
OVERVIEW
6.1 PART 1 – BACKGROUND PARAMETERS 291
6.2 PART 2 - LEAD-UP TO STUDY PERIOD 294
6.3 LESSONS FROM THE STUDY PERIOD 297
6.4 SUMMARY 306
Chapter 7: Conclusions 309
OVERVIEW 310
7.1 GOALS AND CONCLUSIONS 311
7.2 SUMMARIES 317
CONCLUSIONS – française 318