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Author Renfrew, Colin, 1937- author

Title The emergence of civilisation : the Cyclades and the Aegean in the third millennium BC / Colin Renfrew
Published Oxford : Oxbow Books ; David Brown Book Co., ©2011
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Description 1 online resource (liv, 634 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents 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 ; Mainland Greece 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
Summary 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
Notes "This new edition reprints the original text ... supplemented with a new introduction by the author and a foreword by John Cherry"--Page 4 of cover
Reprint of 1972 edition
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 549-588) and index
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Subject Civilization, Aegean.
Aegean Sea Region -- Antiquities
Cyclades (Greece) -- Antiquities.
Form Electronic book
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