Early Cycladic Sculpture in Context

Early Cycladic Sculpture in Context

Author: Marissa Marthari

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: 9781785701962

Category: History

Page: 544

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The sculpture of the early bronze age Cyclades has been systematically studied since the time of Christos Tsountas at the end of the 19th century. But that study has been hampered by the circumstance that so many of the subsequent finds come from unauthorised excavations, where the archaeological context was irretrievably lost. Largely for that reason there are still many problems surrounding the chronology, the function and the meaning of Early Cycladic sculpture. This lavishly illustrated and comprehensive re-asssement sets out to rectify that situation by publishing finds which have been recovered in controlled excavations in recent years, as well as earlier finds for which better documentation can now be provided. Using the material from recent excavation projects, and drawing on the papers presented at a symposium held in Athens in 2014, it is possible now to undertake a fresh overview of the entire body of sculpture from the Cycladic islands which has been found in secure archaeological contexts. Beginning with early examples from Neolithic settlement sites and extending into a consideration of material found in later contexts, the 35 chapters are divided into sections which examine sculpture from settlements, cemeteries and the sanctuary at Kavos, concluding with a discussion of material, techniques and aspects of manufacture.
Early Cycladic Sculpture in Context
Language: en
Pages: 544
Authors: Marissa Marthari, Colin Renfrew, Michael Boyd
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-04 - Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

The sculpture of the early bronze age Cyclades has been systematically studied since the time of Christos Tsountas at the end of the 19th century. But that study has been hampered by the circumstance that so many of the subsequent finds come from unauthorised excavations, where the archaeological context was
Landscape and Land Use in Postglacial Greece
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Paul Halstead, Charles Frederick
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-12-01 - Publisher: A&C Black

Collaboration between prehistorians and palaeoecologists is radically changing our understanding of the relationship between landscape, land use and human settlement in Greece. The chapters in this volume include case studies and broader syntheses, developments of both on-site and off-site field methodology, explorations of palaeoecological and archaeological evidence, and discussions of
The Competition of Fibres
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Wolfram Schier, Susan Pollock
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-30 - Publisher: Oxbow Books

The central issues discussed in this new collected work in the highly successful ancient textiles series are the relationships between fiber resources and availability on the one hand and the ways those resources were exploited to produce textiles on the other. Technological and economic practices - for example, the strategies
Cycladic Archaeology and Research: New Approaches and Discoveries
Language: en
Pages: 362
Authors: Erica Angliker, John Tully
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-30 - Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

Recent excavations and new theoretical approaches are changing our view of the Cyclades. This volume aims to share these recent developments with a broader, international audience. Essays have been carefully selected as representing some of the most important recent work and include significant previously-unpublished material.
The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age
Language: en
Pages: 524
Authors: Cynthia W. Shelmerdine
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-08-04 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is a comprehensive up-to-date survey of the Aegean Bronze Age, from its beginnings to the period following the collapse of the Mycenaean palace system. In essays by leading authorities commissioned especially for this volume, it covers the history and the material culture of Crete, Greece, and the Aegean