H 290 x W 205 mm
Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (32 plates in colour)
Published Jun 2019
This volume assembles contributions on the place of agricultural production in the context of the urbanization of Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Mediterranean, concentrating on the second-millennium Aegean and the protohistoric north-western Mediterranean.
Introduction – by Raphaël Orgeolet; Elites and Farmers in Iberian Iron Age Cities (6th-2nd Centuries BC): Storage and Processing of Agricultural Products – by Natàlia Alonso and Guillem Pérez-Jordà; Are There Farmers in Lattara (lattes, France) During the Iron Age? Plant Resources Acquirement and Management Between the 5th and the 1st Centuries BC – by Núria Rovira and Natàlia Alonso; The Neglected ‘Fields’ of Proto-urban Living: A View from Bronze Age Crete – by Kostis S. Christakis; The Management of Agricultural Resources in the Minoan Town of Malia (Crete). Palace, Town and Countryside from the Middle Bronze Age to the Early Late Bronze Age – by Maria Emanuela Alberti, Sylvie Müller Celka and Maia Pomadère; Akrotiri, Thera: Glimpses of the countryside as seen through the archaeological and bioarchaeological data. Whispers of a dialogue – by Anaya Sarpaki; Feeding Knossos: Exploring Economic and Logistical Implications of Urbanism on Prehistoric Crete – by Todd Whitelaw; Beyond City and Country at Mycenae: Urban And Rural Practices in a Subsistence Landscape – by Lynne A. Kvapil, Jacqueline S. Meier, Gypsy C. Price and Kim S. Shelton; Agricultural Self-Sufficiency and Mycenaean Kalamianos on the Saronic Gulf – by Daniel J. Pullen; Farming Practice and Land Management at Knossos, Crete: New Insights from δ13C and δ15N Analysis of Neolithic and Bronze Age Crop Remains – by E. K. Nitsch, G. Jones, A. Sarpaki, M. M. Hald and A. Bogaard; Economy and Storage Strategies at Troy – by D. Thumm-Doğrayan, P. Pavúk and M. Pieniążek; The Country in and Around the City: Looking Back and Forward – by D. Garcia and J. Zurbach
‘In sum, the collected papers show in a very convincing and detailed way the complexity of primary food production in the context of early urbanization and the entanglement of city and countryside, even in situations in which we might tend to think that the major raison d’être of an urban configuration was trade and commerce as in the case of coastal settlements, in this volume represented by the very interesting paper on the on-going investigations at Kalamianos on the Saronic Gulf by Daniel Pullen et al. within the ambit of Mycenae and the already mentioned paper on Iron Age Lattara.’ – Peter A. J. Attema (2022): Gnomon Bd. 94, 2022