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    Cycladic archaeology and history: some thoughts

    Constantakopoulou, Christy (2018) Cycladic archaeology and history: some thoughts. In: Angliker, E. and Tully, J. (eds.) Cycladic Archaeology and Research: New Approaches and Discoveries. Oxford, UK: Archaeopress, v. ISBN 9781784918095.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Cycladic Archaeology and Research: New approaches and discoveries reflects the present exciting times in Cycladic archaeology. New excavations are bringing to light sanctuaries unmentioned by literary sources and inscriptions (e.g., Kythnos, Despotiko); new theoretical approaches to insularity and networks are radically changing our views of the Cyclades as geographic and cultural unit(s). Furthermore, the restoration and restudy of older sites (e.g., Delos, Paros, Naxos) are challenging old truths, updating chronologies and contexts throughout the Mediterranean and beyond. This volume is intended to share these recent developments with a broader, international audience. The essays have been carefully selected as representing some of the most important recent work and include significant previously-unpublished material. Individually, they cover archaeological sites and materials from across the Cycladic islands, and illustrate the diversity of the islands’ material culture across the Geometric, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman, and Late Antique periods. Together, they share common themes such as the importance of connectivity, and the role of each island’s individual landscape and its resources in shaping human activity. The work they represent attests the ongoing appeal of the islands and of the islanders in the collective imagination, and demonstrates the scope for still further innovative work in the years ahead.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Christy Constantakopoulou
    Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2018 12:43
    Last Modified: 10 Sep 2018 12:44
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/23862

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