Article

A History of the Preclassical Archaeology of Anatolia

Roger Matthews

in The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Anatolia

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780195376142
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195376142.013.0003

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 A History of the Preclassical Archaeology of Anatolia

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology of the Near East
  • History and Theory of Archaeology

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

This article traces the development of Anatolia's preclassical archaeology through several of its major threads, each following a chronological sequence. As with the archaeology of other regions of the Near East, discoveries have generally begun with late-period civilizations, whose remains often lie closest to the Earth's surface, followed by exploration of materials from earlier societies. In Anatolia, this sequence begins with the Hittites and other societies of historical times, before the development of knowledge of prehistoric communities of Anatolia. This historical sequence is followed, after a consideration of the Turkish contexts for the development of preclassical archaeology.

Keywords: Anatolian preclassical archaeology; Hittites; prehistoric communities; Turkey

Article.  9252 words. 

Subjects: Archaeology ; Archaeology of the Near East ; History and Theory of Archaeology

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.