Continuity and Change in a Greek Rural Landscape: The by Richard Catling, William Cavanagh, Joost Crouwel, Graham

By Richard Catling, William Cavanagh, Joost Crouwel, Graham Shipley

Among 1983 and 1988 groups from the colleges of Nottingham and Amsterdam intensively surveyed a territory of simply over 70 aq km in imperative Laconia. the realm of the survey prolonged from the east facet of the Eurotas river, on the subject of Sparta itself, up into the foothills of the Parnon diversity. Over four hundred websites have been pointed out, the good majority of them formerly unknown, relationship from the Neolithic to the Veneto-Turkish interval. This new info makes attainable a reevaluation of the cost historical past and rural economic climate of Sparta and Laconia. this is often awarded in quantity 1, during which the ecology and geomorphology of the sector units the scene for period-by-period research of the implications and implications of the Survey. quantity II assembles the first information, together with a pottery sequence for every interval and separate stories of chipped and ground-stone artefacts, inscriptions, architectural fragments, different reveals, and the result of geophysical survey. the positioning catalogue is complemented through a brand new gazetteer of archaeological websites within the remainder of Laconia.

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