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Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Sailors in the Aegean and the Near East
 

Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Sailors in the Aegean and the Near East (Hardback, Unabridged edition)

By Sampson, Adamantios

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Old theories for the origins of domesticated animals and plants from the East and the spread of farming and husbandry in Europe have affected generations of archaeologists, resulting in several theories of migrations of populations.

ISBN 9781527536357
Published 1 September 2019 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Format Hardback, Unabridged edition
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ISBN-13 9781527536357
ISBN-10 1527536351
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Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Imprint Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication Date 1 September 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Unabridged edition
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) By Sampson, Adamantios
Category Archaeology
Prehistoric Archaeology
Environmental Archaeology
Number of Pages 204
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 212mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Paleolithic period - Aegean Sea Region, Paleolithic period - Middle East, Mesolithic period - Aegean Sea Region, Mesolithic period - Middle East, Navigation, Prehistoric - Aegean Sea Region
NBS Text Archaeology
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 939.1
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Description of this Book

Old theories for the origins of domesticated animals and plants from the East and the spread of farming and husbandry in Europe have affected generations of archaeologists, resulting in several theories of migrations of populations. However, there is no evidence in the archaeological record of population movements from the East, while so far the contribution of the pre-Neolithic populations of the Aegean has been neglected. This book shows that Mesolithic hunter-gatherers developed a dense maritime network on the Aegean islands and contributed to the Neolithisation process, transferring domesticated species from the East to the Aegean through Cyprus. Their great specialization in fishing and long journeys was due to a tradition that had roots in the Palaeolithic period. This text is based on practical experience from excavations and surface surveys over the past 25 years in Mesolithic and Neolithic sites in the Aegean Basin and continental Greece.

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Author's Bio

Adamantios Sampson received his PhD from the University of Athens, before completing post-doctoral work at Sheffield University, UK. He was a Full Professor in the Department of Mediterranean Studies at the Aegean University, Greece, and a specialist in prehistoric archaeology. He has published 44 books and more than 180 papers.

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