Landscape and People of the Franchthi Region

9780253319753: Paperback
Release Date: 22nd February 1988

13 b&w photos

Dimensions: 229 x 279

Number of Pages: 124

Indiana University Press

Landscape and People of the Franchthi Region

Fascicle 2, Excavations at Franchthi Cave, Greece

Paperback / £41.00

"With the long-awaited publication of these three volumes we have the first thorough documentation of one of the most important prehistoric sites in the Mediterranean, that of Franchthi Cave in the Argolid Peninsula of Greece." —American Anthropologist

"... the archaeological and paleoenvironmental data from Franchthi Cave are unique in providing a site-specific record of the cultural responses to great environmental changes." —Quarterly Research

This volume describes the evolution of the landscape around Franchthi Cave over 25,000 years, its impact on prehistoric inhabitants, and theirs on it.

Foreword (T.W. Jacobsen)
Preface (Tjeerd H. van Andel)

Part I. The Landscape (Tjeerd H. van Andel)

Chapter One The Modern Landscape/Physiography and Climate/Vegtation/Geological History (C.J. Vitaliano)/Water and Other Resources (Tj. H van Andel and C.J. Vitaliano)
Chapter Two Soils and Alluvium/Erosion, Alluviation, and Soil Formation/The Late Quaternary Record/Causes of Soil Erosion and Alluviation
Chapter Three The Adjacent Sea/Late Quaternary Sea Level History/Pleistocene and Holocene Shores at Franchthi/The Sea Around the Argolid
Chapter Four Evolution of the Franchthi Landscape (Tj. H. Van Andel and J.M. Hansen)

Part II. The People ( Susan B. Sutton)

Chapter Five The Franchthi Region in Modern Times/Conditions in the Early Eighteenth Century/Expansion and Revolution/Shifting Fortunes, Shifting Strategies/Nineteenth Century Adaptations in Maritime Commerce/The Crisis in Greek Shipping and Twentieth Century Adaptations/The Range of Current Economic Activities/Modern Settlement Patterns/Contrasts and Continuities with Antiquity

References Cited

Tjeer H. Van Andel was Wayne Loel Professor of Earth Sciences at Stanford University. His books include Beyond the Acropolis: A Rural Greek Past and Neanderthal and Modern Humans in the European Landscape of the Last Glaciation.

Susan B. Sutton is Chancellor's Professor of Anthropology and Associate Dean for International Affairs at Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis. She is the author of Constructed Menaings: Form and Process in Greek Architecture and A Contingent Countryside: Settlement, Economy, and Land Use in the Southern Argolid Since 1700.