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Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece$
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Anthony Snodgrass

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780748623334

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.001.0001

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(p.4) Chapter 1 Archaeology
Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Anthony Snodgrass

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.

Keywords:   Herodotus, chronology, archaeology, dendrochronology, Tomb of Philip, Gordion, Greece, Italy, Vergina, Sicily

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