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Title Exotica in the prehistoric Mediterranean / edited by Andrea Vianello
Published Oxford : Oxbow Books ; Oakville, Conn. : David Brown Book Co., ©2011
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 200 pages, [8] pages of color plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents Section 1. The neolithic -- section 2. Amber -- section 3. The east Mediterranean and the Aegean Bronze Age -- section 4. Westward ho! the ships -- section 5. Broadening the perspective
Summary This book examines how exotic materials were exchanged and used across the Mediterranean from the Neolithic era to the Iron Age, focusing on the Bronze Age. A variety of materials and interpretative approaches are presented through several case studies. These emphasise how the value of exotic materials depended on the context in which they were consumed. The book firmly departs from assumptions of fixed categories such as prestige items or corresponding values, as evident in the Amarna letters. Instead, it shows how almost any object could be appreciated or ignored depending primarily on the c
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Commerce, Prehistoric -- Mediterranean Region
Material culture -- Mediterranean Region
Navigation, Prehistoric -- Mediterranean Region
Social archaeology -- Mediterranean Region
Commerce, Prehistoric.
HISTORY / Ancient / General
HISTORY -- Ancient -- Rome.
Material culture.
Navigation, Prehistoric.
Social archaeology.
Mediterranean Region -- Antiquities
Mediterranean Region.
Form Electronic book
Author Vianello, Andrea, 1975-
ISBN 1842176234 (electronic bk.)
9781842176238 (electronic bk.)