ActaAth-4˚, 55: Bones, behaviour and belief (2013)

Now available for purchase and free download at Bokorder.se. Also available at Amazon.com, Amazon.de, Bokus.com and Adlibris.com. Bones, behaviour and belief. The zooarchaeological evidence as a source for ritual practice in ancient Greece and beyond Edited by Gunnel Ekroth & Jenny Wallensten https://doi.org/10.30549/actaath-4-55 The importance of the zooarchaeological evidence as a source for ritual practices in ancient Greece is gradually becoming widely recognized. Animal bones form the only category of evidence for Greek cult which is constantly significantly increasing, and they can complement and elucidate the information provided by texts, inscriptions and images. This volume brings together sixteen contributions exploring ritual practices and animal bones from different chronological and geographical perspectives, foremost ancient Greece in the historical period, but also in the Bronze Age and as early as the Neolithic period, as well as Anatolia, France and Scandinavia, providing new empirical evidence from a number of major sanctuaries and cult-places. On a methodological level, the complexity of identifying ritual activity from the zooarchaeological evidence is a recurrent theme, as is the prominence of local variation visible in the bone material, suggesting that the written sources and iconography may offer simplified or idealized versions of the rituals actually performed. Although zooarchaeology…

ActaAth-4°, 42: Agriculture in ancient Greece (1992)

Distributed by Astrom Editions. Agriculture in ancient Greece. Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium at the Swedish Institute at Athens, 16–17 May 1990 Edited by Berit Wells These fourteen papers on ancient Greek agriculture were read, or emanated from the discussions during, an international conference in Athens; the papers are followed by transcripts of the discussions of the symposium. Two main themes are addressed: (1) production—how do we recognize a farm and what could be, and what was, produced on it? (2) and the organization of agriculture—who owned the land, who worked it and how, and how much did it yield? Contents Preface Jens Erik Skydsgaard | Agriculture in ancient Greece. On the nature of the sources and the problems of their interpretation (pp. 9–12) Eberhard Zangger | Prehistoric and historic soils in Greece: Assessing the natural resources for agriculture (pp. 13–18) Robin Osborne | ‘Is it a farm?’ The definition of agricultural sites and settlements in ancient Greece (pp. 21–25) Hans Lohmann | Agriculture and country life in Classical Attica (pp. 29–57) Discussion after first section on production Anaya Sarpaki | The Paleoethnobotanical approach. The Mediterranean triad or is it a quartet? (pp. 61–75) Marie-Claire Amouretti | Oléiculture et…