Author:Grant D. Jones and Robert R. Kautz (eds.)


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The Transition to Statehood in the New World (New Directions in Archaeology Series)

By: Grant D. Jones and Robert R. Kautz (eds.)

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006972

ISBN: 0521240751

Condition: As New

In this innovative book Dr Morris seeks to show the many ways in which the excavated remains of burials can and should be a major source of evidence for social historians of the ancient Graeco-Roman world. Burials have a far wider geographical and social range than the surviving literary texts, which were mainly written for a small elite. They provide us with unique insights into how Greeks and Romans constituted and interpreted their own communities. In particular, burials enable the historian to study social change. Ian Morris illustrates the great potential of the material in these respects... View more info