Regional Approaches to Society and Complexity - Alex R. Knodell

Regional Approaches to Society and Complexity - Alex R. Knodell


Regional Approaches to Society and Complexity - Alex R. Knodell

Colin Renfrew [+-]
University of Cambridge
A. Colin Renfrew (Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn) is Disney Professor of Archaeology Emeritus at the University of Cambridge, and former Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, where he is currently a Senior Fellow. He is a preeminent figure in world archaeology, known for his work on radiocarbon dating, archaeogenetics, Aegean Prehistory, and his efforts to prevent looting and quell the illegal antiquities trade. His recent publications include The Cambridge World Prehistory (Cambridge, 2013) and a reissue of The Emergence of Civilisation: The Cyclades and Aegean in the Third Millennium BC (Oxbow, 2011, with Foreword by John F. Cherry).


This volume considers regional approaches to social complexity from a variety of perspectives and at a global scale. John F. Cherry has been a key figure in regional-scale inquiry and broader disciplinary interfaces throughout his career, producing, mentoring, and inspiring a remarkably diverse body of work, which nevertheless remains oriented around this central theme. While Cherry’s work is the inspiration for this volume and the papers within it, this should not be seen as a traditional festschrift, or piecemeal homage to the honorand’s career. Rather, it aims to explore this core concern of regional approaches to society and complexity in comparative perspective, first in the Aegean, then branching out to the wider Mediterranean, New World, and finally reflecting on relevant issues of concern to all archaeologists working at levels above the site.

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Renfrew, Colin . Foreword. Regional Approaches to Society and Complexity. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. xiii-xv Jan 2018. ISBN 9781781795279. Date accessed: 11 Jul 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.30798. Jan 2018

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