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Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Sailors in the Aegean and the Near East

Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Sailors in the Aegean and the Near East
 

Old theories for the origins of domesticated animals and plants from the East and the spread of farming and husbandry in Europe have affected generations of archaeologists, resulting in several theories of migrations of populations. However, there is no evidence in the archaeolog... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781527537927
Published 5 August 2019 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Available in PDF format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Sampson, Adamantios
Edited by None
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ISBN-13 9781527537927
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Imprint Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication Date 5 August 2019
International Publication Date 1 September 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format PDF ebook – 1st edition
Edition 1st
Author(s) By Sampson, Adamantios
Edited by None
Category Archaeology
Prehistoric Archaeology
Environmental Archaeology
Social Sciences
Science: General Issues
Number of Pages 204
Dimensions Not specified
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Interest Age General Audience
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Dewey Code 939.1
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Old theories for the origins of domesticated animals and plants from the East and the spread of farming and husbandry in Europe have affected generations of archaeologists, resulting in several theories of migrations of populations. However, there is no evidence in the archaeological record of population movements from the East, while so far the contribution of the pre-Neolithic populations of the Aegean has been neglected. This book shows that Mesolithic hunter-gatherers developed a dense maritime network on the Aegean islands and contributed to the Neolithisation process, transferring domesticated species from the East to the Aegean through Cyprus. Their great specialization in fishing and long journeys was due to a tradition that had roots in the Palaeolithic period. This text is based on practical experience from excavations and surface surveys over the past 25 years in Mesolithic and Neolithic sites in the Aegean Basin and continental Greece.

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Author's Bio

Adamantios Sampson received his PhD from the University of Athens, before completing post-doctoral work at Sheffield University, UK. He was a Full Professor in the Department of Mediterranean Studies at the Aegean University, Greece, and a specialist in prehistoric archaeology. He has published 44 books and more than 180 papers.

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