Of Odysseys and Oddities
Scales and Modes of Interaction between Prehistoric Aegean Societies and Their Neighbours
In 16 essays, this volume deals with scales and modes of interaction between prehistoric societies on both sides of the Aegean and their nearest neighbours overland to the north and east, addressing themes including colonies and settlement, and the Mycenaean world. Sheffield Studies in Aegean Archaeology
Huntsman's Quarry, Kemerton
A Late Bronze Age Settlement and Landscape in Worcestershire
Archaeological investigations at Huntsman’s Quarry, Kemerton, in south Worcestershire during 1995–96 recorded significant Late Bronze Age occupation and field systems spreading across more than eight hectares. This report of the excavations and subsequent assessment and analysis begins with an introduction to the archaeological and historical background; goes on to examine dating and the structural, artifactual and environmental evidence, and concludes with a discussion of the site in both regional and national context.
Illustrating the Past
Artists' Interpretations of Ancient Places
Once an archaeological dig has been completed, artists’ imaginative reconstructions play an important role in the process of developing a coherent picture of the site and communicating this interpretation to experts, students and the general public. Through an exploration of seven illustrators’ approaches to the task, including analysis of their working sketches, Dobie reveals the extent to which such artistic visualizations can complement scientific data and encourage new and vivid ways of seeing and understanding the world of our ancestors.
A Test of Time and A Test of Time Revisited
The Volcano of Thera and the Chronology and History of the Aegean and East Mediterranean in the Mid-Second Millennium BC
The exact date of the eruption of the volcano of Thera (Santorini) in the Aegean in the mid-second millennium BCE has been the subject of intense controversy. Critically reviewing archaeological and scientific data, this study proposes a date for Thera and a new ‘early’ chronology for the Aegean c.1700–1400 BCE.
Quaternary History, Palaeolithic Archaeology in the Axe Valley at Broom, South West England
This investigation of the Lower Palaeolithic site at Broom in South West England aims to explain the distinctive character of its Acheulean archaeology, the environmental conditions in which the hominin occupants of the Axe valley flourished, and for how long.
Paths Towards a New World
Covering around 6,500 years, from the beginning of the Late Mesolithic to the transition to the Bronze Age, Larsson guides the reader on a journey through the development of Swedish prehistoric society and culture set against the backdrop of landscape and climate change. Using examples from archaeological sites, he explores a series of themes including how the relationship between land and water influenced people’s lives, and long-distance cultural and exchange networks.
A Brief History of Stonehenge
History and Archaeology of the World's Most Enigmatic Stone Circle
Britain's leading expert on stone circles here offers a comprehensive introduction to our most enigmatic ancient site. He explains how the stones were transported and their relationship with the surrounding burial sites; he carefully examines the possible astronomical meanings of the stones' alignment; and also debunks many myths and inaccurate mystical notions. Each successive generation has developed its own reading of the stones; Burl offers the most up-to-date assessment.