The Ionian Islands in the Bronze Age and Early Iron Age

The Ionian Islands in the Bronze Age and Early Iron Age

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The cultural identity of the Ionian Islands during the Bronze Age and Early Iron Age was shaped by a variety of factors, not least by their geographical position at the north-western fringes of the Aegean world. Through the scrutiny of all the categories of archaeological evidence - tombs and cemetaries, settlements and artefacts (pottery, weapons, tools, jewellery) - Christina Haywood reconstructs the archaeological profile of a region whose character in prehistory alternated between cultural vitality and openness to long-distance connections, on the one hand, and provincialism and isolation, on the other.

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  • Hardback | 354 pages
  • 215.9 x 304.8 x 17.8mm | 1,383.47g
  • Liverpool University Press
  • LiverpoolUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps, 1 port.
  • 0853236542
  • 9780853236542

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"The descriptions of sites are clear and detailed, the parallels thoroughly researched and the analysis of connections and implications lucid, objective and impressively well-informed... a gigantic step forward in the archaeology of the Ionian Islands." -- Mediterranean Prehistory Online

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