The Archaeology of Mediterranean Prehistory

The Archaeology of Mediterranean Prehistory

Editor(s): Emma Blake, A. Bernard Knapp

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631232674

Online ISBN: 9780470773536

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773536

About this Book

This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the archaeology of Mediterranean prehistory and an essential reference to the most recent research and fieldwork.


  • Only book available to offer general coverage of Mediterranean prehistory
  • Written by 14 of the leading archaeologists in the field
  • Spans the Neolithic through the Iron Age, and draws from all the major regions of the Mediterranean's coast and islands
  • Presents the central debates in Mediterranean prehistory---trade and interaction, rural economies, ritual, social structure, gender, monumentality, insularity, archaeometallurgy and the metals trade, stone technologies, settlement, and maritime traffic---as well as contemporary legacies of the region's prehistoric past
  • Structure of text is pedagogically driven
  • Engages diverse theoretical approaches so students will see the benefits of multivocality

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