The Laconia Rural Sites Project (Supplementary Volume) (v. by W. G. Cavanagh

By W. G. Cavanagh

Over the last 30 years many enormous quantities of small rural websites were pointed out in Greece (and during the Mediterranean) via extensive box survey. Their detailed nature and serve as remains to be a question of scorching competition. This quantity experiences the present theories at the style and personality of rural websites, land tenure and place of abode in Prehistoric, Classical, Roman and Byzantine Greece. The cutting edge technique followed for this undertaking is printed opposed to the heritage of extensive web site survey, the effect of post-depositional results, geophysical prospection within the Mediterranean and archaeological soils research. The middle of the quantity is an research of 20 websites, which variety in date from the Early Bronze Age to Byzantine sessions, chosen from the >400 situated by way of the Laconia Survey (Supplementary quantity 26-27). The concluding part then studies the benefits and downsides of the method utilized and attracts broader conclusions approximately rural cost, land use and location functionality from the prehistoric interval onwards.

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