Ornaments and Other Ambiguous Artifacts from Franchthi: Volume 2, the Neolithic (Excavations at Franchthi Cave) (Paperback)

Ornaments and Other Ambiguous Artifacts from Franchthi: Volume 2, the Neolithic (Excavations at Franchthi Cave) By Catherine Perlès, Sandrine Bonnardin (With), Benoît Mille (With) Cover Image
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The famous Franchthi Cave excavations in Greece brought to light an exceptionally long sequence of ornaments, spanning from the earliest Upper Paleolithic to the end of the Neolithic. This volume focuses on the Neolithic, whose assemblages are far more diversified than those of earlier times. The introduction during the Neolithic of entirely artificial shapes, geometric and anthropomorphic, creates a marked departure from earlier periods and shows new directions in creativity by the bead makers. It also denotes a conceptual break in the treatment of shell, no longer solely a natural element barely modified by perforation, but now also a raw material rendered anonymous by workmanship. Due to the systematic sieving of the sediments and its location by the sea, the Franchthi cave and its outdoor settlement, the Paralia, yielded one of the richest collection of ornaments for Neolithic Greece.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780253067753
ISBN-10: 0253067758
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: December 5th, 2023
Pages: 452
Language: English
Series: Excavations at Franchthi Cave