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Prehistoric Thessaly
Being some Account of Recent Excavations and Explorations in North-Eastern Greece from Lake Kopais to the Borders of Macedonia


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  • Date Published: July 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108006651


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  • This study of prehistoric artefacts and ruins discovered in north-east Greece by the team of archaeologists led by A. J. B. Wace and M. S. Thompson was first published in 1912, thirty years after that area first revealed prehistoric remains. The one hundred and twenty sites in the Thessaly area have yielded domestic artefacts and ruins ranging from spit supports to tombs. These are depicted through detailed sketches, photographs and descriptions. The evolving architecture uncovered at different strata at the excavation sites, and the changing forms of the artefacts discovered alongside them, are explored in relation to other Greek excavation sites to determine any possible historic significance. Modern technological advances have taken some aspects of archaeology in a very different direction, but the practices of meticulous data collection and comparative analysis between sites and strata demonstrated here provide a valuable lesson in establishing a chronology of cultural and domestic development.

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    • Date Published: July 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108006651
    • length: 300 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • contains: 151 b/w illus. 6 colour illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The geography of north-eastern Greece, and the distribution of the prehistoric sites
    2. The principal classes of pottery and celts
    3. North Thessaly, Rakhmani, Marmariani, Mesiani Maghula, etc.
    4. South-eastern Thessaly, Sesklo, Dhimini, Pirghos
    5. Central Thessaly, Tsangli, Rini
    6. Western Thessaly, Tsani Maghula
    7. Southern Thessaly, Zerelia, Phthiotic Thebes, etc.
    8. The Spercheus valley, Lianokladhi
    9. Boeotia and Phocis
    10. The Mycenaean period and the early Iron Age
    11. Architecture
    12. Connections with the south
    13. Connections with the west
    14. Connections with the north
    15. Chronology
    16. The prehistoric history of north-eastern Greece
    17. Ethnological conclusions

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    Alan John Bayard Wace, Maurice Scott Thompson

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