Although most of the exciting material culture of the

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Unformatted text preview: al provinces of Asia, Lycia and Pamphylia), and indigenous kingdoms (Phrygian, Carian, Lycian). Although most of the exciting material culture of the region dates to the heyday of Greece and Rome, monuments from as early as the Bronze Age to as late as the Ottoman period may also be seen. The abundance of archaeological material in this region provides an opportunity to view the gamut of archaeological approaches and techniques used in Mediterranean archaeology today. It also provides the opportunity to ponder controversial interpretations of archaeological material, for instance: What is truly Greek? What is Roman? What is Anatolian / Near Eastern? To what degree did western classical cultures influence those of the Near East - and how much did the Near Eastern cultures influence the west? Did indigenous cultures retain their native traditions after the Greeks and Romans settled in the region? Ancient society was multicultural, just as our world is today, and many of the same issues that are now being examined in our society were relevant then. The program will be divided into thirds, based on the three primary categor...
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2014 for the course CLA 30 taught by Professor Albu during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.

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