New book by Koç University Press
ISTANBULKoç University Press has published a book titled “Nostoi. Indıgenous Culture, Migration and Integration in the Aegean Islands and Western Anatolia during the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age.”
The book presents a collection of papers discussing various aspects of intercultural contact between west Anatolia and the Aegean during the Late Bronze Age (LBA) and Aegean Iron Age (EIA) in one comprehensive volume. The papers, given at conferences, focus on various Anatolian and Aegean cross-cultural “interfaces,” archaeological testimonies of “indigenous” populations, the impact of the Hittite, Mycenaean and Ionian migration movements on pre-existing populations, as well as inter-cultural and cross-cultural mingling within the Aegean and Anatolia.
The first section of the book gives a history of west Anatolia and the Aegean during the LBA and EIA, covering exchanges in material culture, historical geography, material culture of the Anatolian interface and settlement patterns.
The second section tackles migration, focusing on the transitions from the LBA to the EIA and the Iron Age. Other key topics include geography of Aegean and west Anatolia, trade, religion, philology, historical geography, identification of social groups, exchanges in art and architecture, traveling artists and brides, colonialism and burial rituals during the LBA and EIA.