"Time, Tradition and Society in Greek Archaeology" is an innovative volume which examines the relevance of archaeological theory to Classical archaeology. It offers a wide ranging overview of Classical archaeology, from the Bronze Age to the Classical period and from Mainland Greece to Cyprus. Within this framework it examines many of the issues which have become important in the study of archaeology in recent years - time, the 'past', gender, ideology, social structure and group identity. The papers in this collection cover such diverse topics as funerary architecture, Classical art and scientific methodologies.
Over the last century the study of classical archaeology has tended to be very traditional. By examining it in the light of current theoretical archaeology and anthropology, classical archaeology is made more relevant and valuable to the study of archaeology in the 1990s.
...the new approaches undertaken in this volume provide new approaches to areas of ancient life which up to now have been little explored. It is to be wished...that this book will motivate more traditional archaeology to face up to the challenge and widen its areas of discussion..
|Colin Renfrew Introduction Nigel Spencer Approaches to ethnicity in early Iron Age of Greece Jonathan M.|
|Hall Challenging preconceptions of Oriental 'barbarity' and Greek 'humanity': human sacrifice in the ancient world Louise|
|Steel Multi-dimensional group definition in the landscape of rural Greece|
|Nigel Spencer Tomb cult and hero cult: the uses of the past in Archaic Greece|
|James Whitley Present-day Chora on Amorgos and prehistoric|
|Thermi, Lesbos: alternative views of comunities in transition - Kyriakos Lambrianidis|
|The organisation of space in Classical and Hellenistic houses from mainland|
|Greece and the western colonies Lisa|
|Nevett Dead women's society: constructing female gender in Classical|
|Athenian funerary sculpture Karen Stears|
|Monuments and monumentality: the archaeological impact of Greek constructions of time Lin Foxhall|
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Series: Theoretical Archaeology Group S.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 14th September 1995
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.56