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The plain of Phaistos [ Ouvrage] : cycles of social complexity in the Mesara Region of Crete / L. Vance Watrous, Despoina Hadzi-Vallianou, Harriet Blitzer ; with contributions by John Bennet, Kevin O. Pope, Jennifer M. Shay,... [et al.].

Publication : Los Angeles : Cotsen institute of archaeology, University of California, 2004 Description : 1 vol. (XXVI-668 p.-[70] p. de pl.) : ill., cartes, plans, tabl. ; 29 cmCollection : Monumenta archaeologica; 23ISBN : 1931745145.Langue : Anglais ; de résumé, Anglais. Auteur principal: Watrous, Livingston Vance (1943-....) Co-auteur: Hadzi-Vallianou, Despoina ; Blitzer, HarrietAutres auteurs: Bennet, John (1957-....) . Collab. ; Pope, Kevin O.. Collab. ; Shay, Jennifer M.. Collab..Résumé : The volume presents the results on an interdisciplinary regional field project (1984 - 1987) carried out in the vast Mesara Plain on the island of Crete. This volume traces the changing patterns of settlement and cycles of social complexity from the Late Neolithic period to the present day within the heartland of the state of Phaistos in southern Crete. The archaeological, geological, botanical, environmental, ethnographic and historical studies of this project establish the regional identity of the Western Mesara and define changing man-land relationships through time. Using a combination of empirical, processual and post-processual theoretical approaches, the volume investigates a central problem : how and why did the Bronze Age and Classical states arise at Phaistos ? (Source : jaquette).Sujets:environnement -- agriculture -- population -- vie sociale Chrono:Néolithique récent -- âge du Bronze -- Antiquité gréco-romaine -- Empire ottoman Lieux:Phaistos -- Héracleion Nome -- Crète Mots libres: plaine de la Messara .
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Bibliogr. p. 595-668. Index

The volume presents the results on an interdisciplinary regional field project (1984 - 1987) carried out in the vast Mesara Plain on the island of Crete. This volume traces the changing patterns of settlement and cycles of social complexity from the Late Neolithic period to the present day within the heartland of the state of Phaistos in southern Crete. The archaeological, geological, botanical, environmental, ethnographic and historical studies of this project establish the regional identity of the Western Mesara and define changing man-land relationships through time. Using a combination of empirical, processual and post-processual theoretical approaches, the volume investigates a central problem : how and why did the Bronze Age and Classical states arise at Phaistos ?
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