With the long-awaited publication of these three volumes we have the first thorough documentation of one of the most important prehistoric sites in the Mediterranean, that of Franchthi Cave in the Argolid Peninsula of Greece." -American Anthropologist
... the archaeological and paleoenvironmental data from Franchthi Cave are unique in providing a site-specific record of the cultural responses to great environmental changes." -Quarterly Research
This volume describes the evolution of the landscape around Franchthi Cave over 25,000 years, its impact on prehistoric inhabitants, and theirs on it.
Tjeer H. Van Andel was Wayne Loel Professor of Earth Sciences at Stanford University. His books include Beyond the Acropolis: A Rural Greek Past and Neanderthal and Modern Humans in the European Landscape of the Last Glaciation. Susan B. Sutton is Chancellor's Professor of Anthropology and Associate Dean for International Affairs at Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis.She is the author of Constructed Menaings: Form and Process in Greek Architecture and A Contingent Countryside: Settlement, Economy, and Land Use in the Southern Argolid Since 1700.
Foreword (T.W. Jacobsen) Preface (Tjeerd H. van Andel) Part I. The Landscape (Tjeerd H. van Andel) Chapter One The Modern Landscape Chapter Two Soils and Alluvium/ Chapter Three The Adjacent Sea Chapter Four Evolution of the Franchthi Landscape (Tj. H. Van Andel and J.M. Hansen) Part II. The People ( Susan B. Sutton) Chapter Five The Franchthi Region in Modern Times Notes References Cited Plates