Deities, Dolls, and Devices

Deities, Dolls, and Devices

Neolithic Figurines From Franchthi Cave, Greece, Fascicle 9, Excavations at Franchthi Cave, Greece
Lauren E. Talalay
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 08/22/1993
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-31981-4
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Talalay reports on the most important collection of figurines (24 figurines and 21 fragments) in southern Greece, recovered during excavations at Franchthi Cave and at the nearby open-air settlement along the present shoreline. She also reexamines the theoretical and methodological foundations of scholarship in the field of figurine studies. Of particular concern is a critical evaluation of the uses of evidence in addressing gender issues.

Lauren E. Talalay is Research Associate and Curator Emerita, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan. She is the coauthor of In the Field: The Archaeological Expeditions of the Kelsey Museum (2006).

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Lauren E. Talalay is Research Associate and Curator Emerita, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan. She is the coauthor of In the Field: The Archaeological Expeditions of the Kelsey Museum (2006).

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Table of Contents

Foreword (T.W. Jacobsen)

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter One: An Overview of the Franchthi Figurines/Chronological Distribution/Archaeological Context/Raw Material/Subject Matter/Design

Chapter Two: Catalogue/Descriptive Categories/Catalogue

Chapter Three: The Production of the Franchthi Figurines/Construction Techniques/Figurine-Makers and Ownership/Figurines and Pottery

Chapter Four: Deciphering the Use and Meaning of Prehistoric Figurines/Introduction/Figurines and Their Contexts/Ethnographic Analogues/Summary

Chapter Five: Deciphering the Use and Meaning of Prehistoric Figurines/Use/
Meaning/Summary

Chapter Six: Franchthi Figurines: A Regional Perspective/Introduction/Discussion of Regional Styles/Discussion of Use and Meaning by Region

Chapter Seven: Conclusion/Summary/Avenues for Future Research

Appendix A: Findspots of Franchthi Figurines

Appendix B: Hardness Ratings of Clay Bodies form Franchthi (Mohs Hardness
Scale)

Appendix C: Color Values of Figurines from Franchthi (Munsell Soil Color
Charts)

Appendix D: Possible Figurine Fragments

Appendix E: Coded Dimensions Used in Cluster Analysis

Appendix F: Published Figurines from Southern Greece

Notes

References

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