Constructing Social Identities in Early Iron Age and Archaic Greece

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    The volume focuses on collective rituals, such as religious practices, feasting and burial rites, reconstructed from material evidence. The aim is to understand how collective pratices were employed to articulate distinctive social identities in Early and Archaic Greece. A number of sites located in important regions are presented as case studies : the late Helladic III-Early Iron Age Amyklaion in Laconia, the late Geometric "Sacred Houses" in Attica, and a number of Archaic necropoleis in Northern Greece. Taking into account new evidence, these case studies offer the opportunity to discuss important issues : the continuity of ritual between the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age at the Amyklaion ; the formation of social identities in feasting activities at particular buildings such as the "Sacred Houses" in Attica ; and finally the observed changes in funerary rites at a number of culturally diverse cemeteries in Northern Greece.

    Format Broché
    Nombre de pages
    Illustrations 1
    Collection Études d’archéologie (CReA-Patrimoine)
    ISBN 13 978-9-461360-65-6
    Type Nom