The Mediterranean and its Hinterland

Cyprian Broodbank

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780199271016
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Archaeology

The Mediterranean and its Hinterland

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This article focuses on the archaeological study of the Mediterranean region and its hinterland. It explains the Mediterranean archaeology, as it emerged more fully during the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries, was conducted within a variety of cultural and political contexts by a bewildering range of practitioners. It discusses the genesis of Mediterranean dynamics, the Neolithic expansion, competitive colonial expansion, and the contrary rise of nationalist or sub-national archaeologies in colonised areas.

Keywords: Mediterranean region; archaeological study; Neolithic expansion; colonial expansion; nationalist archaeologies; colonised areas

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Subjects: Classical Studies ; Historical Archaeology

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