The Archaeology of the Mediterranean Iron Age: A Globalising World C.1100-600 Bce

December 1, 2020
The Archaeology of the Mediterranean Iron Age: A Globalising World C.1100-600 Bce

The Mediterranean's Iron Age period was one of its most dynamiceras. Stimulated by the movement of individuals and groups on anunprecedented scale, the first half of the first millennium BCEwitnesses the development of Mediterranean-wide practices,including related writing systems, common features of urbanism, andshared artistic styles and techniques, alongside the evolution ofwide-scale trade. Together, these created an engaged, interlinkedand interactive Mediterranean. We can recognise this as theMediterranean's first truly globalising era. This volume introducesstudents and scholars to contemporary evidence and theoriessurrounding the Mediterranean from the eleventh century until theend of the seventh century BCE to enable an integratedunderstanding of the multicultural and socially complex nature ofthis incredibly vibrant period.