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SETTLEMENT AND BURIAL IN APOLLONIA AND ITS AREA (ALBANIA)

by AMORE, MARIA GRAZIA

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This study presents an analysis of data pertaining to the Archaic and Classical periods at Apollonia (Albania), one of the major Greek colonies in the Mediterranean. Conclusions are based on a long history of research and investigations that have been carried out in the form of excavations and surface survey within the city walls of Apollonia, in its necropolis, and in its chora. Part of this work is dedicated to a thorough collection and collation of published information from Apollonia, while the core of my analyses considers recent data from the systematic surface survey in its territory sponsored by the Mallakastra Regional Archaeological Project and the excavation of one of the many tumuli in its large necropolis. The approach taken here is both regional and interdisciplinary, and it is shown that only the integration of data from different disciplines and various kinds of field projects, set in a regional context, can provide us with a better understanding of life at Apollonia during the Archaic and Classical periods. The comparison of data from excavations within the city with those coming from the survey and the necropolis has been particularly useful in exploring various aspects of the social, economic, and cultural dynamics of ancient society. This study should be considered as a prolegomenon that should be followed by further analyses and explorations with contemporary techniques and methods not only within the city walls, but also in the necropolis and in the chora of the city-state.
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School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:archaeology anthropology albania

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Date of Publication:01/01/2005

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