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H 290 x W 205 mm

698 pages

Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white

Published Jul 2020

Archaeopress Archaeology


Hardback: 9781789696714

Digital: 9781789696721

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Athens; Attica; Neolithic; Bronze Age; Late Bronze Age; Metallurgy; Exchange; Land-use

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Athens and Attica in Prehistory: Proceedings of the International Conference, Athens, 27–31 May 2015

Edited by Nikolas Papadimitriou, James C. Wright, Sylvian Fachard, Naya Polychronakou-Sgouritsa, Eleni Andrikou

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This book provides the most complete overview of the Attica region from the Neolithic to the end of the Late Bronze Age. It paves the way for a new understanding of Attica in the Early Iron Age and indirectly throws new light on the origins of what will later become the polis of the Athenians.


About the Author

Nikolas Papadimitriou is a Research Associate and Lecturer at the Institute of Classical Archaeology, University of Heidelberg ;

James C. Wright holds the William R. Kenan, Jr. Chair and is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania ;

Sylvian Fachard is Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland ;

Naya Sgouritsa is Professor Emerita of Archaeology at the University of Athens, specializes in Mycenaean Archaeology ;

Eleni Andrikou is the Head of the Ephorate of Antiquities of East Attica, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.


'Athens and Attica in Prehistory emerges as a seminal work by producing ample evidence on hitherto unknown or barely known eras in the region, bringing new and important sites into focus, and exploring societal, political, economic, ideological and environmental facets through a variety of sophisticated, inter-related studies. The book also serves as a source of general insight on Attic prehistory, helping to contextualize later habitation. In sum, it is a truly impressive work and a welcome contribution to Aegean and Greek archaeology that fills a major gap in scholarship.'Anastasia Dakouri-Hild (2021): Bryn Mawr Classical Review