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Arkadia in transition: exploring late Bronze Age and early Iron Age human landscape

Parker, Catherine Ruth (2008)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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Abstract

This research explores the region of Arkadia in the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age using an interpretative and phenomenologically inspired approach. It is region associated with many myths pointing to a continuing population throughout the period, yet beset with a problematic archaeological record. This has been the result of a number of factors ranging from the nature of the landscape to the history of research. However, the ability to locate sites of the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age within the landscape, allows insight into a region we had little hope of enlightening using more conventional approaches to the archaeological record. This theoretical and methodological stance is illustrated through an exploration of different aspects of the human experience such as religion, death and burial and the everyday. The ways in which these aspects can and usually are interpreted are considered, followed by a number of case studies, which are employed to explore how human actions were embedded within and informed by the very physicality of the landscape, and the differences apparent throughout time.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Wardle, K.A.
School/Faculty:Schools (1998 to 2008) > School of Historical Studies
Department:Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity
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Subjects:CC Archaeology
DF Greece
Institution:University of Birmingham
Library Catalogue:Check for printed version of this thesis
ID Code:235
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