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Death in Late Bronze Age Greece: Variations on a Theme

Joanne M. A. Murphy


Late Bronze Age tombs in Greece and their attendant mortuary practices have been a topic of scholarly debate for over a century, dominated by the idea of a monolithic culture with the same developmental trajectories throughout the region. This book contributes to that body of scholarship by exploring both the level of variety and of similarity in the practices at each site and thereby highlights the differences between communities that otherwise look very similar. Bringing together an international group of scholars working on tombs and cemeteries on mainland Greece, Crete, and in the Dodecane ... More

Keywords: Late Bronze Age Greece, ritual, mortuary system, political economy, tholos tomb, chamber tomb

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190926069
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190926069.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joanne M. A. Murphy, editor
Drector, Kea Archaeological Research Survey

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