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THRAVSMA

Contextualising the Intentional Destruction of Objects in the Bronze Age Aegean and Cyprus

How does intentionally inflicting damage to material objects mediate the human experience in the prehistoric eastern Mediterranean? For all of the diversity in cultural practice in the civilisations of the Greek mainland and Aegean islands, Crete, Cyprus and the eastern coast of Italy between 4000-750 BC, archaeologists consider the custom of ritually killing objects as a normative, if inconsistent practice. Yet as artefacts that are alike only in that they have been disarticulated, intent...


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  • Éditeur : Presses universitaires de Louvain
  • Collection : AEGIS | 9
  • Lieu d’édition : Louvain-la-Neuve
  • Année d’édition : 2015
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 17 août 2017
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 9782875583925
  • EAN électronique : 9782875585400
  • Nombre de pages : 196 p.

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Jan Driessen
Fragmented souvenirs

Introduction to the volume

John Chapman
Bits and pieces

Fragmentation in Aegean Bronze Age context

Stratos Nanoglou
Situated intentions

Providing a framework for the destruction of objects in Aegean prehistory

Carl Knappett
The rough and the smooth

Care and carelessness in the forgetting of buildings

Colin Renfrew
Evidence for ritual breakage in the Cycladic Early Bronze Age

The Special Deposit South at Kavos on Keros

Jennifer M. Webb et David Frankel
Coincident biographies

Bent and broken blades in Bronze Age Cyprus

Kate Harrell
Piece Out

Comparing the Intentional Destruction of Swords in the Early Iron Age and the Mycenae Shaft Graves

Giorgos Vavouranakis et Chryssi Bourbou
Breaking Up the Past

Patterns of Fragmentation in Early and Middle Bronze Age Tholos Tomb Contexts in Crete

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