Figures in Action: In Search of Material Entanglements in the Bronze Age Cyclades

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Unit:
Κατεύθυνση Προϊστορική Αρχαιολογία
Library of the School of Philosophy
Deposit date:
2021-03-02
Year:
2021
Author:
Oikonomou Evangelia
Supervisors info:
Γιώργος Βαβουρανάκης, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής Προϊστορικής Αρχαιολογίας, Τμήμα Ιστορίας - Αρχαιολογίας, Εθνικό Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών.
Γιάννης Παπαδάτος, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής Προϊστορικής Αρχαιολογίας, Τμήμα Ιστορίας - Αρχαιολογίας, Εθνικό Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών.
Αφροδίτη Χασιακού, Λέκτορας Προϊστορικής Αρχαιολογίας, Τμήμα Ιστορίας - Αρχαιολογίας, Εθνικό Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών.
Original Title:
Ειδώλια σε Δράση: Αναζητώντας Υλικές Συνυφάνσεις στις Κυκλάδες της Πρώιμης Εποχής του Χαλκού
Languages:
Greek
Translated title:
Figures in Action: In Search of Material Entanglements in the Bronze Age Cyclades
Summary:
The present thesis is concerned with a re-evaluation of the early Cycladic marble figurines. Undoubtedly, past research has been focused on both the homogeneity and the formalistic character of the figurines. This assumption led to a perception of these artefacts as unchangeable, bounded entities with one concrete meaning usually related to religious and/or ritual activities. However, this point of view is under question by an obvious key feature: figurines’ painted decoration, which indicates a more fluid dimension of them. Consequently, this study aims to explore the social aspects of the figurines by focusing on the material itself. Due to the above the concept of “materiality” was chosen as the theoretical framework of this study, for it reveals the dialectic relationship between things and society. As a result, figurines emerge as complex, fluid entities with agency within the environment of the Early Bronze Age Cyclades.
Main subject category:
Archaeology
Keywords:
figurines, Cyclades, materiality, Early Bronze Age
Index:
No
Number of index pages:
0
Contains images:
No
Number of references:
128
Number of pages:
89

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