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    DescriptionTo say this book is innovative, challenging and has far-reaching consequences in the field of archaeology, would be an understatement. Accompanying an exhibition held in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens (July-November 1999) this is a unique study of the eating and drinking habits, health, disease and medicine of the Mycenaean and Minoan civilisations. It is based on the most up-to-date scientific techniques testing residues from ceramic vessels (cups, bowls, storage jars, both decorated and plain), married with analysis of faunal, plant, and molluscan remains from excavations, iconographic and written sources, and human remains. It is rare in archaeology to be able to answer questions posed with a yes or no answer and provide scientific proof at the same time. Did they drink beer at Myrtos? Yes! Did they eat meat and vegetable stew at Chania? Yes! Was retsina really discovered in the Greek Bronze Age? Yes! The methods, approach and findings from this project, which is still in progress, have far-reaching significance both within and outside an Aegean context. A book providing further details of the techniques employed by this project will be published in late 2000.


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    Title
    Minoans and Mycenaeans
    Subtitle
    Flavours of Their Time
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Yannis Tzedakis, Edited by Holly Martlew
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 287
    Width: 236 mm
    Height: 300 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 1,474 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789607254801
    ISBN 10: 9607254805
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 05
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000, CKB041000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC21: 939.18
    Illustrations note
    many col pls
    Publisher
    Kapon Editions
    Imprint name
    Kapon Editions
    Publication date
    01 December 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Athens