Über den Autor
John Bintliff studied Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge where he received his PhD in the landscape archaeology of prehistoric Greece. He has taught at Bradford and Durham Universities and is currently at Leiden University in the Netherlands, and has been co-director of the Boeotia Project in Central Greece since 1978. His interests include the long-term archaeology of Greece and the Mediterranean, landscape archaeology and regional field survey, and archaeological theory. He has published 18 books, including Mycenaean Geography (1977), Palaeoclimates, Palaeoenvironments (1982), European Social Evolution (1984), The Annales School and Archaeology (1991), Europe Between Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages (1995), Structure and Contingency (1999), The Future of Archaeological Field Survey in Europe (2000), A Companion to Archaeology (2004), Testing the Hinterland (2007), Medieval and Post-Medieval Greece (2009).
List of Figures and Tables ix List of Color Plates xxii Acknowledgments xxv Introduction 1 Part I The Landscape and Aegean Prehistory 9 1 The Dynamic Land 11 2 Hunter-Gatherers: The Palaeolithic and Epipalaeolithic in Greece 28 3 Early Farming Communities: Neolithic Greece 46 4 Complex Cultures of the Early Bronze Age 83 5 The Middle to Early Late Bronze Age on Crete: The Minoan Civilization 123 6 The Middle to Early Late Bronze Age on the Cyclades and the Mainland 155 7 The Mature Late Bronze Age on the Mainland and in the Wider Aegean: The Mycenaean Civilization 181 Part II The Archaeology of Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman Greece in its Longer-term Context 207 8 The Greek Early Iron Age and the Concept of a "Dark Age" 209 9 The Archaeology of the Archaic Era: Demography, Settlement Patterns, and Everyday Life 234 10 The Built Environment, Symbolic Material Culture, and Society in Archaic Greece 252 11 The Archaeology of Classical Greece: Demography, Settlement Patterns, and Everyday Life 265 12 Symbolic Material Culture, the Built Environment, and Society in Classical Greece 285 13 The Archaeology of Greece in Hellenistic to Early Roman Imperial Times: Demography, Settlement Patterns, and Everyday Life 310 14 Symbolic Material Culture, the Built Environment, and Society in Hellenistic and Early Roman Greece 337 15 The Archaeology of Greece from Middle Roman Imperial Times to Late Antiquity: Demography, Settlement Patterns, and Everyday Life 351 16 Symbolic Material Culture, the Built Environment, and Society in Middle to Late Roman Greece 369 Part III The Archaeology of Medieval and post-Medieval Greece in its Historical Context 379 17 The Archaeology of Byzantine Greece: Demography, Settlement Patterns, and Everyday Life 381 18 Symbolic Material Culture, the Built Environment, and Society in the Byzantine Aegean 402 19 The Archaeology of Frankish-Crusader Society in Greece 416 20 The Archaeology of Ottoman and Venetian Greece: Population, Settlement Dynamics, and Socio-economic Developments 436 21 Material Culture, the Built Environment, and Society in Ottoman and Venetian Greece 459 22 The Archaeology of Early Modern Greece 478 Index 498
The Complete Archaeology of Greece covers the incredible richness and variety of Greek culture and its central role in our understanding of European civilization, from the Palaeolithic era of 400,000 years ago to the early modern period. In a single volume, the field's traditional focus on art and architecture has been combined with a rigorous overview of the latest archaeological evidence forming a truly comprehensive work on Greek civilization.
* A unique single-volume exploration of the extraordinary development of human society in Greece from the earliest human traces up till the early 20th century AD
* Provides 22 chapters and an introduction chronologically surveying the phases of Greek culture, with over 200 illustrations
* Features over 200 images of art, architecture, and ancient texts, and integrates new archaeological discoveries for a more detailed picture of the Greece past, its landscape, and its people
* Explains how scientific advances in archaeology have provided a broader perspective on Greek prehistory and history
* Offers extensive notes on the text, freely available online, including additional details and references for the serious researcher and amateur