By Evangelia Kiriatzi, Carl Knappett
The varied sorts of neighborhood connectivity within the old global have lately turn into a big concentration for these attracted to the deep historical past of globalisation. This quantity represents an important contribution to this new development because it engages thematically with quite a lot of connectivities within the later prehistory of the Mediterranean, from the later Neolithic of northern Greece to the Levantine Iron Age, and with different types of materiality, from pottery and steel to stone and glass. With theoretical overviews from prime thinkers in prehistoric mobilities, and commentaries from best experts in neighbouring domain names, the amount integrates distinct case experiences inside of a comparative framework. the result's an intensive remedy of a few of the key problems with nearby interplay and technological range dealing with archaeologists operating throughout assorted locations and sessions. As this e-book provides key case reports for human and technological mobility around the japanese Mediterranean in later prehistory, it will likely be of curiosity essentially to Mediterranean archaeologists, although additionally to historians and anthropologists.
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Two separate new developments finally punched through this maritime ceiling during the later 4th and 3rd millennia bc , itself a period of decisive importance across the Mediterranean in terms of rapidly growing social inequalities and inter-regional connections (for an overall interpretation of this ‘long’ 3rd millennium bc , Broodbank 2013, 257–344). Intriguingly, it is questionable how much the initially most widespread of these changes really owed to a substantive technological as opposed to ideational innovation.
2, 91–5). Other kinds of shipboard equipment vital to the transfer and convergence of practices have already been expertly discussed by Monroe (2009, 39–56), notably the sets of balance weights that allowed shipboard merchants to conduct trade so effectively, and to such advantage, in foreign ports. Less often emphasised in the Bronze Age, as opposed to its general recognition in the Iron Age, is the potential link between seaborne movement and the dissemination of writing systems (on this theme during the Early Iron Age, Sherratt 2003a).
For the Neolithic, particularly the Middle to Late Neolithic transition in northern Greece, Urem-Kotsou warns against the simple equation of material culture change with the arrival of new populations. And yet, with a more nuanced approach to mobility, and the careful tracking of material movements, from shell, to lithics, to ceramics, one can build up a picture of complex mobilities, with all kinds of regional and inter-regional networks of artisanal knowledge. Broodbank too, though focused in part, as Kristiansen, on technologies of mobility (especially seafaring), offers us this longer term perspective by considering both the Neolithic and Bronze Age, and making it clear that mobilities have this very deep history.