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Discovering the Greek Countryside at Metaponto (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,737
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Discovering the Greek Countryside at Metaponto (Hardcover): Joseph Coleman Carter

Discovering the Greek Countryside at Metaponto (Hardcover)

Joseph Coleman Carter

Series: Thomas Spencer Jerome Lectures

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Though the ancient Greeks are generally thought to have been city dwellers, with a primarily urban culture, the polis also included a sizable agricultural territory where farmers worked and lived to produce the means of subsistence for the urban population, as well as a surplus for trade. Discovering the Greek Countryside at Metaponto explores one of the earliest and most comprehensive archaeological explorations of these "other Greeks."
This book stems from a Thomas Spencer Jerome Lecture delivered at the University of Michigan in 2000 and is a synthesis of the methods and results of the investigation of the chora of Metapontum carried out by the University of Texas, in collaboration with Italian authorities, over the last twenty-five years. The fieldwork was designed to address fundamental questions about all citizens of the polis, including the ethnic composition of the colonists and their relationship with indigenous populations; land allocation and use; economic changes over time; growth and shrinkage of the population; modes and places of worship; funeral rites; and correlations between rural and urban life.
The process of data gathering and analysis has required the contributions not only of specialists usually associated with classical archaeology projects-experts in pottery, architecture, terra cotta figurines, metal objects, coins, and glass; photographers; graphic artists; architects; and draftspeople-but also of geomorphologists, soil scientists, paleobotanists, physical anthropologists, osteologists, biochemists, and statisticians. The project has balanced the results of survey with those of excavation and the expertise of classical archaeology with that of the morescientific world. The multidisciplinary character of this endeavor is clear in this magisterial work of synthesis, where the Greeks are seen not as abstractions but against the background of human development in one region over a long period of time.
Joseph Coleman Carter is Director of the Institute of Classical Archaeology and Centennial Professor of Archaeology at the University of Texas at Austin. His publications include" The Chora of Metaponto: The Necropoleis."


Imprint: The University of Michigan Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Thomas Spencer Jerome Lectures
Release date: March 2006
First published: November 2005
Authors: Joseph Coleman Carter
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 432
ISBN-13: 978-0-472-11477-1
Categories: Books > Humanities > Archaeology
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > General
LSN: 0-472-11477-8
Barcode: 9780472114771

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