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A comparative analysis of the decorated pottery of the second millennium BC Eastern Mediterranean

Panagiotou, A; (2015) A comparative analysis of the decorated pottery of the second millennium BC Eastern Mediterranean. Doctoral thesis , UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

This project undertakes a comparative analysis of decorated pottery (or the lack thereof) in the complex, urban societies that developed around the Eastern Mediterranean in the second millennium BC: principally those of Egypt, the Levantine coast, and the Aegean. The aim of the analysis is firstly to assess the actual differences in the scale of the presence of decorated pottery between those eastern Mediterranean societies, secondly to study the association of these differences with social shifts and contexts and their implications for the configuration of culture and aesthetics, and ultimately, to arrive at a broader understanding of the roles that the production and consumption of decorated pottery can play as a part of material culture. My approach combines a broad, comparative perspective with detailed examination of select archaeological contexts and deposits, including first hand inspection of relevant pottery assemblages at Knossos. This systematic, comparative investigation of the social significance of those contrasts in practices across the eastern Mediterranean is informed by theories and methods derived from the fields of archaeology, anthropology, technology studies and the history of art and ornament.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Title: A comparative analysis of the decorated pottery of the second millennium BC Eastern Mediterranean
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Third party copyright material has been removed from Volume 2 of ethesis.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1460758
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