- Title Pages
- Part I A Credo
- Chapter 1 Archaeology
- Chapter 2 Greek Archaeology and Greek History
- Chapter 3 The New Archaeology and the Classical Archaeologist
- Chapter 4 A Paradigm Shift in Classical Archaeology?
- Chapter 5 Separate Tables? A Story of Two Traditions within One Discipline
- Part II The Early Iron Age in Greece
- Chapter 6 Metalwork as Evidence for Immigration in the Late Bronze Age
- Chapter 7 The Coming of the Iron Age in Greece: Europe's Earliest Bronze / Iron Transition
- Chapter 8 The Euboeans in Macedonia: A New Precedent for Westward Expansion?
- Chapter 9 The Rejection of Mycenaean Culture and the Oriental Connection
- Chapter 10 An Historical Homeric Society?
- Part III The Early Polis at Home and Abroad
- Chapter 11 Archaeology and the Rise of the Greek State
- Chapter 12 Heavy Freight in Archaic Greece
- Chapter 13 Interaction by Design: The Greek City State
- Chapter 14 The Economics of Dedication at Greek Sanctuaries
- Chapter 15 Archaeology and the Study of the Greek City
- Chapter 16 The Nature and Standing of the Early Western Colonies
- Part IV The Early Polis at War
- Chapter 17 The Hoplite Reform and History
- Chapter 18 The Historical Significance of Fortification in Archaic Greece
- Chapter 19 The ‘Hoplite Reform’ Revisited
- Part V Early Greek Art
- Chapter 20 Poet and Painter in Eighth-century Greece
- Chapter 21 Narration and Allusion in Archaic Greek Art
- Chapter 22 The Uses of Writing on Early Greek Painted Pottery
- Chapter 23 Pausanias and the Chest of Kypselos
- Part VI Archaeological Survey
- Chapter 24 Survey Archaeology and the Rural Landscape of the Greek City
- Chapter 25 Rural Burial in the World of Cities
- (p.4) Chapter 1 Archaeology
- Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece
- Edinburgh University Press
This chapter considers two particular problems, Herodotus' account of Saite Egyptian history and the foundation-dates of Greek settlements in Sicily. The chronology of the Greek archaic and classical periods in general; the detailed application of dendrochronology, even to the specific case of Gordion; the attribution of the ‘Tomb of Philip’ at Vergina; each of these has been strenuously challenged since 1983. Regional divisions in the early history both Greece and Italy have been illuminated in a whole series of recent studies concentrating on those regions which lay outside the system of the polis. Intensive archaeological survey has continued and grown apace, although a recent judgment holds that its impact, even within archaeology, has been minimal. On the ‘Tomb of Philip’, finally, the past twenty years have seen a series of challenges to the dating of the tomb and consequently the identity of its occupant, and even to the identification of Vergina with Aigeae.
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