By Maria Mina,Sevi Triantaphyllou,Yiannis Papadatos

In the lengthy culture of the archaeology of the jap Mediterranean our bodies have held a renowned function within the kind of collectible figurines, frescos, or skeletal continues to be, and feature even been liable for sparking alluring portrayals of the Mother-Goddess cult, the stylish ladies of Minoan Crete or the deeds of heroic males. turning out to be literature at the archaeology and anthropology of the physique has raised know-how in regards to the dynamic and multifaceted function of the physique in experiencing the realm and within the development, functionality and negotiation of social id. In those 28 thematically prepared papers, experts within the archaeology of the japanese Mediterranean confront the perceived invisibility of earlier our bodies and ask new learn questions. participants talk about new and outdated proof; they research how our bodies intersect with the cloth international, and discover the position of body-situated stories in growing precise social and different identities. Papers diversity chronologically from the Palaeolithic to the Early Iron Age and canopy the realms of the Aegean, Cyprus and the close to East. They spotlight the recent percentages that emerge for the translation of the prehistoric jap Mediterranean via a mixed use of body-focused methodological and theoretical views which are however grounded within the archaeological record.

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