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The archaeology of islands

Paul Rainbird

The archaeology of islands

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Islands.,
  • Island archaeology.,
  • Maritime anthropology.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementPaul Rainbird.
    SeriesTopics in contemporary archaeology
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGF61 .R35 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17571284M
    ISBN 109780521853743, 9780521619615
    LC Control Number2007003875

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The archaeology of islands book

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The islands were never covered in ice, but suffered early erosion from rivers such as the Seine and Ay. Unique in the prehistory of Europe are the Neolithic temples scattered about Malta and Gozo.

Gozo, Malta The view out of Ggantija Temple. The islands contain raised beaches including one m above current heights from aboutyears ago and evidence of a forest in Vazon Bay, Guernsey below the current sea levels.

Amongst the large number of finds from various excavations are flints, hammers, rubbers, polishing stones, a copper arrow head, bronze spear head, wheel turned pottery and a Roman coin.

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In the aftermath of the Fourth Crusade the Venetians set up the Duchy of Naxos, which included all the islands of the Cyclades excluding Mykonos and Tinos. Archaeologists have traditionally considered islands as distinct physical and social entities. The archaeological past on Naxos greets visitors to the island as they arrive by ferry.

The Venus de Milo, or Aphrodite of Milos as she is also known, is perhaps the most well-known of all Classical sculptures. Objects have been recovered that originate in Crete and mainland Greece, but as far afield as Syria and Egypt.

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Today, the island has a number of museums in some superb historical buildings that explore all aspects of island life, past and present. Of particular archaeological interest are two substantial outcrops of obsidian, or volcanic glass, on the island. Santorini, Greece The port of Santorini in the volcanic caldera.Archaeologists have traditionally considered islands as distinct physical and social entities.

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