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Mediterranean Islands, fragile communities and persistent landscapes : Antikythera in long-term perspective

Author: Andrew Bevan; James Conolly
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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Explores the human ecology and history of Antikythera over the full course of its approximately seven-thousand-year history of human activity.
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Bevan, Andrew, 1974-
Mediterranean Islands, fragile communities and persistent landscapes.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2013006194
(OCoLC)820779955
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Bevan; James Conolly
ISBN: 9781107348417 1107348412 9781107342163 1107342163 9781139519748 1139519743 9781107345911 110734591X
OCLC Number: 842929772
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 280 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1 Problems and Perspectives; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Scales, Agencies and Island Archaeology; 1.3 Fragility and Persistence; 2 Methods and Data; 2.1 Intensive Survey; 2.2 Artefact Study; 2.3 Ethnography and History; 2.4 Geoarchaeology and Ecology; 2.5 Spatial and Computational Modelling; 2.6 Methodological Limitations; 3 A Mediterranean and Island Environment; 3.1 Geology, Topography and Tectonics; 3.2 Short- and Long-Term Climates; 3.3 Winds, Waves and Currents; 3.4 The Structure of Island Resources; 3.4.1 Harbours and Hydrology. 3.4.2 Lithics and Soils3.4.3 Erosion; 3.5 Plant and Animal Life; 3.6 Summary; 4 Material Worlds; 4.1 Methodological Issues; 4.1.1 The Visible and the Invisible; 4.1.2 Diagnostic Uncertainty; 4.2 Material Timelines; 4.2.1 Earlier Prehistory; 4.2.2 Later Prehistory; 4.2.3 Early Iron Age to Roman; 4.2.4 Medieval to Recent; 4.3 Behavioural Themes; 4.3.1 Cooking, Eating and Drinking; 4.3.2 Transport and Storage; 4.3.3 Conflict and Coercion; 4.4 Abundance and Scarcity; 4.4.1 Production and Acquisition; 4.4.2 Maintenance and Recycling; 4.5 Concluding Remarks. 5 Landscape Archaeology and Historical Ecology I5.1 Eighteenth to Twentieth Centuries AD; 5.1.1 Historical Sources, Standing Remains and Excavated Material; 5.1.2 Surface Artefact Patterning; 6 Landscape Archaeology and Historical Ecology II; 6.1 Earlier Prehistory; 6.1.1 Artefact Patterning; 6.2 The Third and Second Millenniums BC; 6.2.1 Surface Artefact Patterning; 6.3 The First Millennium BC; 6.3.1 Historical Sources, Standing Remains and Excavated Material; 6.3.2 Surface Artefact Patterning; 6.4 The First to Seventh Centuries AD. 6.4.1 Historical Sources, Standing Remains and Excavated Material6.4.2 Surface Artefact Patterning; 6.5 The Eighth to Seventeenth Centuries AD; 6.5.1 Historical Sources; 6.5.2 Artefact Patterning; 6.6 Concluding Remarks; 7 Mobility and Investment; 7.1 Connected and Mobile Ecologies; 7.1.1 Visibility on and Near Antikythera; 7.1.2 Movement on Antikythera; 7.1.3 Travel beyond Antikythera; 7.2 Landscape Investment; 7.2.1 Disinvestment and Degradation; 8 The Eccentric, the Specialist and the Displaced; 8.1 Pirates; 8.2 Cash-Croppers; 8.3 Hunters and Herders, Soldiers and Doctors. 8.4 Monastics, Hermits and Retirees; 8.5 Colonists, Refugees, Exiles and Shipwrecked Sailors; 8.6 Tourists, Expatriates, Academics and Other Enthusiasts; 9 Antikythera in Context; Appendix 1: Statistical and Computational Methods; I.1 General; I.2 Chapter 3; I.2.1 Erosion Models; I.3 Chapter 4; I.3.1 Pairwise Shared Temporal Uncertainty; I.4 Chapters 5-6; I.4.1 K Functions; I.4.2 The Definition of Locations; I.4.3 Multivariate Logistic Regression; I.4.4 Nonmetric Multidimensional Scaling; I.5 Chapter 7; I.5.1 Visibility; I.5.2 Centrality; I.5.3 Overlapping Least Cost Paths; 1.5.4 Aggregate Current Map; 1.5.5 Kernel Density of Semi-Variance.
Responsibility: Andrew Bevan, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, James Conolly, Trent University, Canada.

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