By Yannis Tzedakis,Holley Martlew,Martin Jones

ISBN-10: 1842172387

ISBN-13: 9781842172384

The 'Archaeology meets technology' undertaking is at present reworking our realizing of the Minoan and Mycenaean civilisations, in the course of the in-depth software of state-of-the-art medical analyses to ceramic artefacts and skeletal fabric. This booklet is the fruit of this acclaimed study, which used to be conducted among 1997 and 2003, and provided in an exhibition in a couple of museums throughout Europe and the USA, beginning with the nationwide Archaeological Museum in Athens. relocating past the traditional archaeological layout of illustrations with descriptions of contexts, the e-book analyses each one item from the within , and hence each one has a unique tale to inform. natural residue and strong isotope research has prolonged our wisdom past something formerly gleaned via traditional archaeological learn, and we've a better knowing of the food and drinks fed on through usual humans in Bronze Age Greece. There are a few interesting insights, corresponding to the starting place of contemporary Greek retsina, which used to be traced first to the time of Agamemnon, then to Crete within the seventeenth century BC and at last to the Early Minoan interval, c. 2000 BC. The ebook offers the first clinical facts on which the realm popular scientists who've conducted this paintings have established their conclusions.

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