Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC

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Ranging in time from the end of the Bronze Age to the dawn of the so-called historical period (12th-6th centuries BC), this compendium presents the first complete survey of the early history of all the cultures along the coasts of the Mediterranean. In addition to the Phoenicians, Greeks and Etruscans, these also include many other peoples, such as the Iberians, Ligurians, Thracians, Phrygians, Luwians, Aramaeans and Libyans. The volume brings together the knowledge gained from material, textual and pictorial sources in all disciplines working in this field, including Near Eastern, Phoenician, Carthaginian and biblical archaeology, Aegean and North African studies, Villanovan studies and Etruscology, Iberology, early Greek historiography and Dark Ages studies. As a whole, this period was characterized by the intermingling of cultures around the Mediterranean Rim, and the main focus of content is therefore on contacts, the transfer of culture and knowledge and key common themes, such as mobility, religion, resources, languages and writing. With indices and numerous tables and maps of Pauly quality.

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2.3.14. Adriatic cultural sphere

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Author(s): Weidig, Joachim
A. Definition and geographical range [German source] The term ‘Adriatic cultural sphere’ covers a number of archaeological groups that are located in eastern central Italy (Marche, northern Abruzzo). These people may be roughly identified with the  Picentes and the Italic tribes of northern Abruzzo [28]; [31]; [40]. In general, Marche is regarded as Picene territory [1710–18]; [3129–38], although the Picentes are not mentioned in the written sources until the 3rd century [2796–98]. The southern frontier with the Abruzzo tribes is located between the Chienti and Ate…
Date: 2018-08-16

2.5.16. Aegean networks in the Mediterranean

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Author(s): Gimatzidis, Stefanos | Eder, Birgitta
A. Pottery as a reflection of cultural practices [German source] Pottery, which comprises by far the largest portion of the archaeological record for the BA and EIA, has been cited in archaeological interpretations more often than any other category of material remains. The archaeological study of cultural history in the 19th century and the first half of the 20th regarded it as the best evidence for identifying cultural groups, reconstructing their contacts and mapping ancient  migrations. Since then, however, ongoing criticism of traditional methods has stimulated a …
Date: 2018-08-16