Ancient Turkey

Ancient Turkey

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Students of antiquity often see ancient Turkey as a bewildering array of cultural complexes. Ancient Turkey brings together in a coherent account the diverse and often fragmented evidence, both archaeological and textual, that forms the basis of our knowledge of the development of Anatolia from the earliest arrivals to the end of the Iron Age. Much new material has recently been excavated and unlike Greece, Mesopotamia, and its other neighbours, Turkey has been poorly served in terms of comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible discussions of its ancient past. Ancient Turkey is a much needed resource for students and scholars, providing an up-to-date account of the widespread and extensive archaeological activity in Turkey. Covering the entire span before the Classical period, fully illustrated with over 160 images and written in lively prose, this text will be enjoyed by anyone interested in the archaeology and early history of Turkey and the ancient Near East.2000) This transition from steppe to woodland is also apparent in the pollen diagrams from west Anatolian sites, with the spread of trees ... in the early Holocene, here in the western Taurus, it shared the forest cover with pine, cedar and juniper, with pine eventually becoming the most common tree (Figure 1.5: 2). ... Climate and volcanic activity are unlikely causes for this shift. ... 1997; Roberts 2002.

Title:Ancient Turkey
Author:Antonio Sagona, Paul Zimansky
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-02-24


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