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Klithi (Hardback)

Palaeolithic Settlement and Quaternary Landscapes in Northwest Greece

Ancient History > Prehistory > Mediterranean Prehistory Ancient History > Prehistory > Mesolithic Ancient History > Prehistory > Palaeolithic

Imprint: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
Series: McDonald Institute Monographs
Pages: 734
Illustrations: 2 Volume Set
ISBN: 9780951942024
Published: 1st December 1998
Casemate UK Academic

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The Epirus region of north-west Greece has witnessed more dramatic changes of physical landscape than almost any other part of Europe. Tectonic activity has shaped a complex and dynamic topography, supplemented by the impact of a local ice sheet formed during the Glacial Maximum, and dramatic episodes of erosion triggered by changes of climate, vegetation and land use. These two volumes set out the history of Palaeolithic occupation over the past 100,000 years, bringing together the full range of studies carried out between 1981 and 1983 as part of the Klithi project. Volume 1: Excavation and intra-site analysis at Klithi covers the results of excavations at the rockshelter and analysis of finds, together with an introduction to the whole project and the AMS dating programme which played a key role in on-site and off-site interpretation. 336p, 187 illus, 121 tables Volume 2: Klithi in its local and regional setting deals with archaeological results from other sites and palaeo-environmental and off-site studies, both locally at Klithi and in its immediate vicinity, and more widely within the region concluding with a synthesis which brings together all the different strands of the investigation. 396p, 231 illus, 64 tables

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