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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Sesklo

K. A. Wardle.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Prehistoric Art. 335 words.

Site in Magnesia in central Greece, 18.5 km west of Volos. It was already a flourishing settlement extending over an area of several hectares in the Early Neolithic period. The farmers...

Cernavoda

Alasdair Whittle.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Prehistoric Art. 484 words.

Site of prehistoric cemetery of the late 6th–early 5th millennium bc in eastern Romania. It is significant for the range of Late Neolithic artefacts it has yielded, especially two...

Karanovo

Alasdair Whittle.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Prehistoric Art. 493 words.

Site of a prehistoric settlement mound in the Tundza Valley, central Bulgaria. One of a series of settlement mounds or tells, it was probably a high-status settlement and is important...

Starčevo

Alasdair Whittle.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Prehistoric Art. 348 words.

Site of a Neolithic settlement of the 7th and 6th millennia bc on the River Danube east of Belgrade, Serbia. It is significant as a major settlement of the first inland agricultural...

Helladic

Louise Schofield, C. D. Fortenberry, Stefan Hiller, O. T. P. K. Dickinson, Lyvia Morgan, D. Evely, Reynold Higgins, Margaret A. V. Gill and Susan Sherratt.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Greek and Roman Art; Prehistoric Art. 25831 words.

Culture that flourished during the Greek Bronze Age (c. 3600–c. 1050 bc) in central and southern mainland Greece, excluding most of Thessaly (see fig.); only during the late Middle...

Mesara

Keith Branigan.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Greek and Roman Art; Prehistoric Art. 273 words.

Region in southern central Crete that flourished in the Bronze Age. One of the most fertile parts of Crete, this flat alluvial plain is about 50 km east–west, but never more than 10 km...

Avaris

M. Bietak.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; African Art (Sub-Saharan); Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art; Prehistoric Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 326 words.

[now Tell el-Dab‛a, eastern Delta, Egypt]

Ancient capital of Egypt that flourished during the Hyksos period (c. 1640–c. 1530 bc). The Greek name ‘Avaris’ derives from an...

Temple, Native North American

G. Lola Worthington.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Architecture; Art of the United States; Native American Art; Prehistoric Art. 677 words.

Archaeological areas in eastern and southern North America reveal advanced mound building cultures from several different cultural phases. Around 1500 bc, several North American...

Faiyum

R. J. Leprohon and T. G. Wilfong.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Architecture; African Art (Sub-Saharan); Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art; Prehistoric Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 1807 words.

Egyptian semi-oasis region c. 80 km south-west of Cairo on the Bahr Yusuf, an ancient channel of the Nile (see fig.). In the north-west is Lake Qarun, a remnant of the ancient Lake...