The Aegean Bronze Age
Cambridge University Press, Mar 3, 1994 - Social Science - 342 pages
Oliver Dickinson has written a scholarly, accessible, and up-to-date introduction to the prehistoric civilizations of Greece. The Aegean Bronze Age, the long period from roughly 3000 to 1000 BC, saw the rise and fall of the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations. The cultural history of the region emerges through a series of thematic chapters that treat settlement, economy, crafts, exchange and foreign contact (particularly with the civilizations of the Near East), and religion and burial customs. Students and teachers will welcome this book, but it will also provide the ideal companion for amateur archaeologists visiting the Aegean.
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TERMINOLOGY AND CHRONOLOGY
THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCES
THE FIRST HUMAN POPULATIONS
SETTLEMENT AND ECONOMY
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Nonceramic vessels and furniture
Architecture a buildings b other structures
Jewellery and ornaments
Weapons and armour
TRADE EXCHANGE AND OVERSEAS CONTACT
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