Natural Science in Archaeology

Troia and the Troad

Scientific Approaches

Editors: Wagner, Günther A., Pernicka, Ernst, Uerpmann, Hans-Peter (Eds.)

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When reconstructing the past, the archaeologist needs to take into account all kinds of relevant information. Where no written sources are available, the natural sciences play an indispensable role. Troia is a remarkable site in this respect. The present excavation project at Troia, under the directorship of Manfred Korfmann, integrates various disciplines including geoarchaeology, archaeobotany, zooarchaeology, anthropology, geophysical prospection as well as chemical and technological studies of metal, stone and pottery. Hardly any other archaeological project is supported so intensely and on such a broad scale by archaeometric investigations as the international research group in Troia. In April 2001 an International Symposium was held in Heidelberg, Germany, with the aim of promoting scientific discussion and providing synopses of the various disciplines engaged in Troia. This volume contains most of the contributions presented at the symposium. Due to its broad natural scientific as well as its cultural-historic scope, not only will the specialist but also the interested layman find the book rewarding.

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"The current volume comprises 25 archaeological science papers resulting from Korfmann’s programme of fieldwork, originally presented at a conference … . both the editors and publishers are to be congratulated on the rapidity with which this volume has appeared. … As expected from a Springer publication, the volume is attractively presented and makes excellent use of colour illustrations. … it will be a useful addition to libraries of institutions which have an interest in the east Mediterranean Bronze Age … ." (Keith Wilkinson, The Holocene, Vol. 14 (5), 2004)


Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Introduction — Troia and the Natural Sciences

    Korfmann, M.

    Pages 1-8

  • The Case for Historical Significance in Homer’s Landmarks at Troia

    Luce, J. V.

    Pages 9-30

  • The Relationship Between Man and Landscape in the Troad During the Ottoman Period

    Aslan, Rüstem

    Pages 31-41

  • Heidelberg radiocarbon dates for Troia I to VIII and Kumtepe

    Kromer, Bernd (et al.)

    Pages 43-54

  • Seismotectonics and Geology of Troia and Surrounding Areas, Northwest Anatolia

    Yılmaz, Y.

    Pages 55-75

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Troia and the Troad
Book Subtitle
Scientific Approaches
Editors
  • Günther A. Wagner
  • Ernst Pernicka
  • Hans-Peter Uerpmann
Series Title
Natural Science in Archaeology
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-05308-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-05308-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-43711-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07832-3
Series ISSN
1613-9712
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 449
Number of Illustrations and Tables
155 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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