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By John Boardman, I. E. S. Edwards, N. G. L. Hammond, E. Sollberger

Quantity III of The Cambridge historical heritage was once first released in 1925 in a single quantity. the hot version has improved to such an volume, due to the tremendous volume of recent details now to be had, that it has needed to be divided into 3 elements. quantity III half 1 opens with a survey of the Balkans north of Greece within the Prehistoric interval. this can be the 1st time this type of survey has been released of this zone which along with its intrinsic curiosity is critical for its impact at the cultures of the Aegean and Anatolia. the remainder of the ebook is dedicated to the 10th to the 8th centuries B. C. In Greece and the Aegean the most subject matter is the slow regeneration from the darkish Age and the emergence of a society within which will be noticeable the beginnings of the city-state. in the course of the comparable interval in Western Asia and the center East the Kingdoms of Assyria and Babylonia upward push to energy, the Urartians look, and in Palestine the kingdoms of Israel and Judah flourish. In Egypt the country's fortunes revive in short below Shoshenq I. the ultimate bankruptcy during this half bargains with the languages of Greece and the Balkans and with the discovery and unfold of alphabetic writing.

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Red deer represents almost one half of the exploited game animals; its frequency diminishes in the Late Bronze Age in the plains and hills of Moldova; this is interpreted as a decrease in its specific density caused by intensive deforestation. 2. The distribution offish species suggests a greater density of rivers, supposed to have had a greater and more constant flow than now. 3. The highest rate of cattle exploitation is reported from the Noua culture. In the area of the Otomani culture, which includes the large 66 " 59 61 A 4*.

In the area of the Otomani culture, which includes the large 66 " 59 61 A 4*. 7-8. A 43. A 46, 17-18. A 42, 44ff- " A 48, }g. A43"> A 46, 3ff. 68 Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 l6 I. THE PREHISTORY OF ROMANIA flood-plain of the Tisa, pig bones reach the highest percentage. Ovicaprines dominate in isolated areas (Sarata Monteoru—Verbifa). 4. It should be pointed out that relatively few immature bovines were killed and that most pigs were sacrificed comparatively late (at 12—18 months).

Two phases of development have been distinguished; contact with the Dudesti culture took place in the second and the most probable interpretation of the Sudiji aspect is that linear culture tribes entered Muntenia in two stages. C. The last culture to come from the south is the Hamangia culture105 (fig. 3-5) discovered two decades ago 106 and known in Dobruja, on the Muntenian bank of the Danube and sporadically in Bulgaria. It probably advanced along the Black Sea coast. Pottery with a black and dark-brown slip, decorated with parallel rows of impressions, and clay figurines are among its typical elements.

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