author={V. R. d'A. Desborough},
The final disintegration of Mycenaean civilization, marked in certain areas by the survival of Mycenaean settlements until their total or partial desertion, and in central mainland Greece by the introduction of new factors which, even though in some aspects based on the old, maybe said to constitute the beginning of the Dark Age. The period from about the middle of the eleventh century to the end of the tenth is marked by a time of settling down and resumption of peaceful communication. The… Expand
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The archaeology of indigenous herders in the Western Cape of South Africa
Archaeologists commonly cite the high mobility of pastoralists and destruction by modern development and agriculture to explain the low number of herder sites known to date. This paper presents anExpand
The First Herders at the Cape of Good Hope
It is generally accepted that the earliest livestock and pottery were brought to the southern tip of Africa by Khoi-speaking herders from northern Botswana around 2000 years ago. The archaeologicalExpand
The origins of indigenous African agriculture
This chapter discusses ethnographic, archaeological and linguistic evidences for the origin of indigenous African agriculture, and also the development of indigenous African agriculture in the mostExpand
Origin and Early History of the Peanut
Abstract The peanut, Arachis hypogaea L., is a native South American legume. Macrofossil and starch grain data show peanuts moved into the Zana Valley in Northern Peru 8500 years ago, presumably fromExpand
The chronology of the introduction of pastoralism to the Cape, South Africa
A careful survey of reports of early sheep in southernmost Africa combines with new radiocarbon dates to revise our knowledge of early pastoralism in the Cape. The new chronology shows the keeping ofExpand
The boreal forest as a cultural landscape
It is argued that the boreal forest has always been a cultural landscape with a gradient of impacts both spatially and temporally and that the atmospheric changes and resulting climatic changes due to human activities are causing the most significant changes to the high‐latitude boreal Forest ecosystem. Expand
English migrants in the Hebrides: 'Atlantic Second B' revisited
An influx of people from southern England or north-western France into the Hebrides in the first century BC is sometimes claimed as a major factor in the local Iron Age and in the evolution of theExpand
The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Political Thought
This book, first published in 2000, is a general and comprehensive treatment of the political thought of ancient Greece and Rome. It begins with Homer and ends in late antiquity with Christian andExpand
Herodotus, Thucydides and the sophists
The sophists Let us begin by considering three Athenian texts of the fifth and fourth centuries bc . The first, short enough to quote in full, is a fragment of what was probably a satyr (i.e.Expand
Seneca and Pliny
A century after Cicero’s death, another Roman senator, also a gifted orator, again demonstrated the power of philosophical writing in Latin, but in a different vein and a different style. Like CiceroExpand


II. The history of Old Smyrna
The occupational history of the site, like its name Smyrna, goes back beyond Hellenic times. The earliest observed prehistoric habitation, dating to the third millennium B.C., and contemporary andExpand
The Sanctuary of Arad and the Family of Hobab the Kenite
  • B. Mazar
  • History
  • Journal of Near Eastern Studies
  • 1965
DURING the archeological excavations at Tell CArad, conducted by Y. Aharoni and Mrs. Ruth Amiran in 1962 and continued in 1963 by Aharoni, most interesting remains came to light, providing materialExpand
Old Smyrna: the Iron Age fortifications and associated remains on the city perimeter
Traces of fortifications around the area apparently once occupied by the city of Old Smyrna were observed by Louis Fauvel, and our first detailed description of them is that of Prokesch von Osten,Expand
What Happened at Athens
IN THE history of the incursions into Greece from the north at the end of the Mycenaean age, known as the Dorian invasion, Athens holds a peculiar place. We learn from ancient writers that Attica wasExpand
The Delta Residence of the Ramessides
loved-of-Amun," which, from the frequency of the Egyptian king's presence there as well as from other indications, has to be recognized as the royal Residence in the Delta through­ out that period.Expand
Prehistoric Laconia: Part I
This survey (Part II of which will be published shortly in the Annual ) includes all Laconia, as far as the ancient borders with Messenia and Arcadia, the Thyreatis, and the islands of Kythera andExpand
The Apennine Culture of Italy
The Apennine Culture of the Middle and Late Bronze Age of Italy extended in space from the Po Valley to the Gulf of Taranto, and from the Gargano to Lipari, and in time from at least 1500 to 1000Expand
A Study in the Composition Patterns of Mycenaean Pictorial Pottery from Cyprus
Previous study of the relationship between provenance and composition in the Late Bronze Age painted pottery of Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece has shown that it is possible to distinguish a numberExpand
Early Bronze Age Colonists in Iberia
The object of this paper is to show that certain Early Bronze Age sites in the Iberian Peninsula are actually colonies established by people coming from the Eastern Mediterranean. The term ‘colony’Expand
The Early Helladic Period in the Argolid
T HE principal divisions of the Bronze Age in northeastern Peloponnesos were first clearly recognized at Korakou. Early, Middle, and Late Helladic periods were distinguished on the basis ofExpand