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    DescriptionHow, when and why did inherited differences of wealth, status and power arise in human communities? At the heart of Emerging Complexity is the thesis that complex societies developed independently during the Copper and Bronze Ages in south-east Spain, and in the wider context of the Iberian peninsula and the west Mediterranean. Chapman rejects the concept of diffusion from the Aegean and east Mediterranean, until recently seen as the cradle of complex society in later prehistoric Europe. The unprecedented amount of new data on south-east Spain since the 1970s unavailable to many prehistorians. This detailed synthesis is therefore valuable as a general introduction to the area, as well as being important for prehistorians concerned with the emergence of complexity in the Aegean and throughout Europe.


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    Title
    Emerging Complexity
    Subtitle
    The Later Prehistory of South-east Spain, Iberia and the West Mediterranean
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Chapman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521105729
    ISBN 10: 0521105722
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JFSL9, HDD
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3B
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC classification: CC
    BIC subject category V2: 1D, 3B
    DC22: 936.6
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: NKD
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    19 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    1. Two tribes: questions of theory, scale and explanation; 2. Hello, goodbye: Iberian prehistory and traditional archaeology; 3. Another one bites the dust: the implications of the absolute chronology; 4. Getting better: south-east Spain, the cultural framework 5000-500 BC; 5. Dancin' in the dark? Adaptation and intensification in south-east Spain; 6. Centrefield: recent models of intensification and cultural change in south-east Spain; 7. Into the groove: system scale and technological innovation in south-east Spain; 8. Out of reach? Complexity, interaction and integration in south-east Spain; 9. Eliminator: models and the archaeological record in south-east Spain; 10. Strong persuader: intensification and interaction in Iberia and the west Mediterranean; 11. With or without you: variability, evaluation and complexity.