Mediterranean Voyages: The Archaeology of Island Colonisation and Abandonment (UCL Institute of Archaeology Publications): Helen Dawson

Islands are ideal case studies for exploring social connectivity, episodes of colonisation, abandonment, and alternating phases of cultural interaction and isolation. Their societies display different attitudes toward the land and the sea, which in turn cast light on group identities. This volume advances theoretical discussions of island archaeology by offering a comparative study of the archaeology of colonisation, abandonment, and resettlement of the Mediterranean islands in prehistory. This comparative and thematic study encourages anthropological reflections on the archaeology of the islands, ultimately focusing on people rather than geographical units, and specifically on the relations between islanders, mainlanders, and the creation of islander identities. This volume has significance for scholars interested in Mediterranean archaeology, as well as those interested more broadly in colonisation and abandonment.

About the Author

Helen Dawson is Research Fellow at the Freie Universität in Berlin (Topoi Excellence Cluster), where she is carrying out a project on sense of place and identities in the prehistoric Mediterranean islands. She is also a long-standing Honorary Research Fellow and Associate Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Kent. She has professional experience as Senior Archaeologist with Museum of London Archaeology, both in rescue excavation and heritage assessment, and is a Member of the Institute for Archaeologists in the UK. Over the years, she has supervised archaeological investigations in Italy, Greece, Morocco, and Cyprus, and is preparing her own research project in Sicily. Like many islanders, she has lived much of her life moving from one place to another and she has a life-time ambition to visit all 147 islands discussed in her book.
–This text refers to the hardcover edition:

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01HTW1TCO
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Routledge; 1st edition (July 1, 2016)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 1, 2016
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 10162 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 324 pages
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Routledge; 1st edition (October 12, 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 324 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1611329957
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1611329957
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.11 pounds

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