Earthen Architecture as a Community of Practice: A Case Study of Neolithic Earthen Production in the Eastern Mediterranean

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

Abstrakti

This article analyses the development of Neolithic earthen architecture in the Eastern Mediterranean as a concrete example of 'communities of practice'. Recent studies on earthen architecture have highlighted its adaptability to different climates, architectural forms and craftmanship levels, focusing on the technological aspects of earthen construction. This paper explores the anthropological significance of earth as a building material. It provides evidence on the development of earthen building techniques, interactions between different communities regarding building practices and an understanding of the dynamics of chaine operatoire in relation to various materials. A review of archaeological case studies provides compelling preliminary evidence for the existence of early specialized architecture in Neolithic Aegean contexts.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
LehtiCambridge Archaeological Journal
Vuosikerta33
Numero4
Sivut601-618
Sivumäärä18
ISSN0959-7743
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 20 maalisk. 2023
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu

Tieteenalat

  • 615 Historia ja arkeologia

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