By Colin Renfrew, J. Malcolm Wagstaff

The Greek island of Melos within the Cyclades has been inhabited for a minimum of 5 thousand years. classes of its historical past are good documented: the overdue Bronze Age, whilst it supported a huge city centre at Phylakopi and the overdue 5th century BC, while as an self sufficient city-state it in short defied and used to be then destroyed via the expansionist energy of Athens. The case of Melos is therefore appropriate to the certainty of the methods of early state-formation and of the mixing of small-scale societies into better political devices. because the participants to this quantity convey, a small island offers a truly appropriate zone - in actual fact outlined, self-contained - during which to ascertain the procedures of social, cultural and monetary swap and the forces - occasionally sluggish and virtually imperceptible of their impression, occasionally surprising and dramatic - wherein adjustments are initiated.

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An Island Polity: The Archaeology of Exploitation in Melos

The Greek island of Melos within the Cyclades has been inhabited for no less than 5 thousand years. classes of its historical past are good documented: the overdue Bronze Age, while it supported a major city centre at Phylakopi and the overdue 5th century BC, whilst as an autonomous city-state it in brief defied and used to be then destroyed by way of the expansionist strength of Athens.

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