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Archaeology of Grotta Scaloria : ritual in Neolithic southeast Italy / edited by Ernestine S. Elster, Eugenia Isetti, John Robb, Antonella Traverso.

Contributor(s): Elster, Ernestine S [editor.] | Robb, John, 1962 March 18- [editor.] | Isetti, Eugenia [editor.] | Traverso, Antonella, 1962- [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Monumenta archaeologica (Los Angeles, Calif.): 38.Publisher: [Los Angeles] : The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, [2016]Description: xxviii, 418 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781938770074; 1938770072.Subject(s): Excavations (Archaeology) -- Italy -- Puglia | Neolithic period -- Italy -- Puglia | Ritual -- Italy -- Puglia -- History -- To 1500 | Social archaeology -- Italy -- Puglia | Scaloria Cave (Italy) | Puglia (Italy) -- Antiquities
Contents:
Grotta Scaloria : an Archaeological History / Ernestine S. Elster -- Comments, Scaloria Day, Genoa 2008 / Santo Tiné -- Introduction to Scaloria Cave -- The Ancient Cave and Its Human Occupation -- The Cave's Occupants in Life and Death -- Material Culture I: Pottery : Form, Decoration, and Distribution -- Material Culture II: Stone Tools and Artifacts of Bone and Shell -- Conclusions / John Robb, Ernestine S. Elster, Eugenia Isetti, and Antonella Traverso -- Appendices.
Scope and content: "Grotta Scaloria, a cave in Apulia, was first discovered and explored in 1931, excavated briefly in 1967, and then excavated extensively from 1978 to 1980 by a joint UCLA-University of Genoa team, but it was never fully published. The Save Scaloria Project was organized to locate this legacy data and to enhance that information by application of the newest methods of archaeological and scientific analysis. This significant site is finally published in one comprehensive volume (and in an online archive of additional data and photographs) that gathers together the archaeological data from the upper and lower chambers of the cave. These data indicate intense ritual and quotidian use during the Neolithic period (circa 5600-5300 BCE). The Grotta Scaloria project is also important as historiography, since it illustrates a changing trajectory of research spanning three generations of European and American archaeology"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Grotta Scaloria : an Archaeological History / Ernestine S. Elster -- Comments, Scaloria Day, Genoa 2008 / Santo Tiné -- Introduction to Scaloria Cave -- The Ancient Cave and Its Human Occupation -- The Cave's Occupants in Life and Death -- Material Culture I: Pottery : Form, Decoration, and Distribution -- Material Culture II: Stone Tools and Artifacts of Bone and Shell -- Conclusions / John Robb, Ernestine S. Elster, Eugenia Isetti, and Antonella Traverso -- Appendices.

"Grotta Scaloria, a cave in Apulia, was first discovered and explored in 1931, excavated briefly in 1967, and then excavated extensively from 1978 to 1980 by a joint UCLA-University of Genoa team, but it was never fully published. The Save Scaloria Project was organized to locate this legacy data and to enhance that information by application of the newest methods of archaeological and scientific analysis. This significant site is finally published in one comprehensive volume (and in an online archive of additional data and photographs) that gathers together the archaeological data from the upper and lower chambers of the cave. These data indicate intense ritual and quotidian use during the Neolithic period (circa 5600-5300 BCE). The Grotta Scaloria project is also important as historiography, since it illustrates a changing trajectory of research spanning three generations of European and American archaeology"-- Provided by publisher.

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