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An essay on the ‘emergence of civilization’ in the Aegean world

  • Tjeerd H. van Andel (a1) and Curtis N. Runnels (a2)

The fascicules of the final report on Franchthi Cave in the Argolid, the key Aegean sequence for the Mesolithic–Neolithic transition, are starting to appear, along with the publications of the Stanford survey of the region. Here, those reports prompt a wider review of existing explanations for the emergence of Greek social complexity, and the identifying of a new and major impetus as the basis for a revised model.

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