By Helen Dawson
Islands are excellent case stories for exploring social connectivity, episodes of colonisation, abandonment, and alternating levels of cultural interplay and isolation. Their societies reveal various attitudes towards the land and the ocean, which in flip solid gentle on staff identities. This quantity advances theoretical discussions of island archaeology through delivering a comparative examine of the archaeology of colonisation, abandonment, and resettlement of the Mediterranean islands in prehistory. This comparative and thematic learn encourages anthropological reflections at the archaeology of the islands, finally targeting humans instead of geographical devices, and in particular at the kinfolk among islanders, mainlanders, and the construction of islander identities. This quantity has value for students drawn to Mediterranean archaeology, in addition to these extra widely in colonisation and abandonment.