Bibliography: Prehistory and archaeology
The Mediterranean in the Ancient World
In The Mediterranean in the Ancient World Braudel writes on the history of the Mediterranean in antiquity. It gives a good overview over a long period of time. Braudel interpreted developments in history on the long term in relation to geografically determined circumstances, the longue duree. Braudel's view is interesting and he is a very good story teller.
Penguin Books , London 2002
Urbanization in the Mediterranean in the 9th to 6th Centuries BC
Damgaard Andersen, H. ed.
From the Danish Studies in Classical Archaeology, Acta Hyperborea 7, is this issue on urbanization in the 9th to 6th centuries.
Museum Tusculanum Press , Copenhagen 1997
On Colonial Grounds
Dommelen, P. van
The complete title reads: On Colonial Grounds, A comparative study of colonialism and rural settlement in first millenium BC west central Sardinia. Based on the Riu Mannu survey carried out in west central Sardinia since 1992 and much of the literature published on the wider region of west Sardinië, including previous surveys and excavations, in this book Peter van Dommelen examines the archaeological and historical record of the three phases of colonialism; the phoenician presence, the punic domination and the roman occupation. The results of the study show the relationships between indigenous elements originating from the previous nuragic bronze and iron age, and the newcomers that settled on the coasts, in the phoenician-punic towns and in the rural environment of Terralba and the Marmilla. What emerges are the nuances of and the refined insight in the colonial situation of Sardinia which makes this study a most valuable contribution to Sardinian (pre-)history, one that should be read by all students of the archaeology of the island.
Leiden university , Leiden 1998
Sicily before History
Sicily Before History is a chronological overview of archaeological evidence gathered in Sicily on the presence of man since the palaeolithic. The overview ends when Sicily enters history in the 7th century BC. The book is recommended for students of the archaeology of Sicily, in the book are presented all important highlights and archaeological sites, as well as the different theories developed in the past decennia.
Duckworth & Co. , London 1999
Civiltà del Mare - I fondamenti della storia mediterranea
Moscati once again creates an overview of the history of the Mediterranean including Phoenician, Greek, Pre-Roman Italy, Iberians,Celts and Etruscans in his discourse.
Liguori Editore , Napoli 2001
Mediterranean Urbanization 800-600 BC
Osborne, R. and B. Cunliffe ed.
Much of the latest research is combined in these essays on early urbanization in Mediterranean Urbanization 800-600 BC (Proceedings of the British Academy). What is exactly urbanization and which social and economic changes underly the process?
Oxford University Press , New York 2005
Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice
Renfrew, C and Bahn, P
Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice is a standard work on Archaeology in which the developments of the science through time are treated. Next to theories and methods there is also attention for technics of excavation and surveys. Much of the last research of the past years are shown as examples. It is a very good book for starting archaeologists, but also for everybody interested in archaeology.
Thames and Hudson , London 2000