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Apiculture in the Prehistoric Aegean : Minoan and Mycenaean Symbols Revisited - Anastasios V Harissis

Apiculture in the Prehistoric Aegean

Minoan and Mycenaean Symbols Revisited

Paperback Published: 31st December 2009
ISBN: 9781407304540
Number Of Pages: 107

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This study surveys the evidence for beekeeping in the Prehistoric Aegean, from references in later literature to archaeological remains of beekeeping paraphanalia, symbolic depictions in jewelry and on seals, and the evidence of folklore and mythology. Finds of hives, smoking pots, honey extractors and so-on indicate systematic Minoan apiculture, and the authors propose that contra Evans seals can be reinterpreted as depicting apiculture, rather than religious scenes, and used by overseers of beekeeping, a high-status and highly valued industry. They even go as far as to propose an origin in bee depiction for the famous double axe motifs from Knossos.

ISBN: 9781407304540
ISBN-10: 1407304542
Series: British Archaeological Reports International Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 107
Published: 31st December 2009
Publisher: BAR Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.36

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