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Escaping the Labyrinth: The Cretan Neolithic in Context by Valasia Isaakidou,P. Tomkins

By Valasia Isaakidou,P. Tomkins

Beneath the Bronze Age 'Palace of Minos', Neolithic Knossos is likely one of the earliest recognized farming settlements in Europe and maybe the longest-lived. For 3000 years, Neolithic Knossos used to be additionally possibly one in all only a few settlements on Crete and, for far of this time, maintained a particular fabric tradition. This quantity noticeably complements figuring out of the $64000, yet hitherto little identified, Neolithic payment and tradition of Crete. 13 papers, from the 10th Sheffield Aegean around desk in January 2006, discover facets of the Cretan Neolithic: the result of contemporary re-analysis of various our bodies of fabric from J.D. Evans' excavations at EN-FN Knossos; and new insights into the Cretan past due and ultimate Neolithic and the contentious belated colonisation of the remainder of the island, drawing on either new and outdated fieldwork. Papers within the first workforce research the idiosyncratic Knossian ceramic chronology (P. Tomkins), human collectible figurines from a gender standpoint (M. Mina), funerary practices (S. Triantaphyllou), chipped stone know-how (J. Conolly), land and-use and its social implications (V. Isaakidou). these within the moment crew, current a second look of LN Katsambas (N. Galanidou and ok. Mandeli), facts for later Neolithic exploration of jap Crete (T. Strasser), rite and intake at overdue ultimate Neolithic Phaistos (S. Todaro and S. Di Tonto), ultimate Neolithic cost styles (K. Nowicki), the transition to the Early Bronze Age at Kephala Petra (Y. Papadatos), and a severe appraisal of ultimate Neolithic 'marginal colonisation' (P. Halstead). In end, C. Broodbank locations the Cretan Neolithic inside of its wider Mediterranean context and J.D. Evans presents an autobiographical account of a life of insular Neolithic exploration.

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