Oxbow Advent Calendar 2022 – Day 9

Aegean & Mediterranean Prehistory

Moving somewhat south from our explorations yesterday, but still exploring our prehistoric roots, Day 9 brings us to the Aegean!

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Writing Around the Ancient Mediterranean

Practices and Adaptations

Philippa M. Steele, Philip J. Boyes

A range of innovative approaches to the practice and adaptation of early writing systems, focusing on societies in and around the eastern half of the Mediterranean area.



320 Pages


Material and immaterial modes of communication in the Bronze Age Aegean

John Bennet

Addresses the types of written and non-written communication used during the Aegean Bronze Age and considers how the two modes overlapped.



352 Pages

Archaeology of the Ionian Sea

Landscapes, seascapes and the circulation of people, goods and ideas from the Palaeolithic to the end of the Bronze Age

Christina Souyoudzoglou-Haywood, Christina Papoulia

A theoretical discussion of the archaeology of the Ionian Sea, offering a geographically and culturally comparative approach ranging from the earliest Palaeolithic evidence of human presence in the region to the end of the Bronze Age.



232 Pages

Mediterranean Archaeologies of Insularity in an Age of Globalization

Anna Kouremenos, Jody Michael Gordon

Explores how comparative archaeologies of insularity can contribute to discourse on ancient Mediterranean “globalization”.



304 Pages

Cutting-edge Technologies in Ancient Greece

Materials Science applied to trace ancient technologies in the Aegean world

Marina Panagiotaki, Ilias Tomazos, Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos

Focuses on innovations in fire-based technologies (metallurgy, cermaics, glass, etc) of the Bronze Age-Byzantine periods in the Aegean region.



256 Pages