Greek Archaeology: A Thematic Approach
April 2011, ©2011, Wiley-Blackwell
Features a unique thematic approach to the study of Greek archaeology
Includes extensive use of illustrations, many of which are not commonly featured
Allows for the study of a particular period of time by its chronological arrangement within each chapter
1. Settlement and Settlements.
2. The Architecture of Power.
3. Residential Space.
4. The Countryside.
5. Technology and Production.
6. Trade and Colonisation.
8. Death and Burial.
"Christopher Mee's Greek Archaeology is a thoroughly
contemporary and innovative overview, which I recommend warmly to
students from the sixth form to their sixties (and later) as an
excellent introduction to the subject . . . This is a book for all
who want to start to understand the whole of the glory that was
Greece from its material culture. It also has good illustrations."
(The Anglo-Hellenic Review, 1 September 2011)
Ian Morris, Stanford University
"Mee's novel approach to surveying six millennia of ancient
Greek material culture chronologically by way of nine carefully
chosen and sequenced themes results in a refreshingly different
appreciation of what are the enduring traditions versus the
relatively abrupt changes in direction of Hellas' rich
Jeremy Rutter, Dartmouth College
“The chronological and geographical breadth of this
clearly written book, together with the case-study approach, make
this an ideal first introduction to the questions and the material
studied in Greek archaeology.”
Robin Osborne, Cambridge University