Islands in Time

Islands in Time

Island Sociogeography and Mediterranean Prehistory

eBook - 1996
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Islands in Time explores the ecological and cultural development of prehistoric island societies. It considers the prehistory of the Mediterranean and offers an explanation of the effects of isolation on the development of human communities.
Evidence is drawn from a broad range of Mediterranean islands including Cyprus, Crete and the Cyclades, Malta, Lipari, Corsica and Sardinia.

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Archaeologist Patton explores the ecological and cultural development of prehistoric island societies, drawing examples from the Mediterranean, including Crete, Cyprus, Malta, and Sardinia. He offers some explanations of the effects of isolation on the development of human communities, the colonization process, the human impact on ecosystems, and the significance of interactions among islands and with the mainland. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Once established, island communities may evolve along very different lines from their parent societies. Some become centres for large scale interaction with the world beyond, such as the civilisations of Crete and Cyprus; whilst for others like Malta or Easter Island, isolation gives rise to unique and often elaborate cultural expressions.
Islands in Time is a valuable exploration of these differences over a period from the end of the last Ice Age in around 10,000 BC through to the emergence of classical civilisation. It offers a thematic analysis of issues such as colonisation, island ecosystems and networks of interaction. Mark Patton's theoretical approach to this discipline means that this volume will be of relevance to all archaeologists and anthropologists interested in the fundamental question of the relationship between human societies and their environment.

Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1996
ISBN: 9780203290262
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 213 pages) : illustrations, maps
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