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Islands in Time explores the ecological and cultural improvement of prehistoric island societies, considers the prehistory of the Mediterranean and gives an evidence of the results of isolation at the improvement of human communities.

This learn information the basic questions which are raised approximately colonization techniques, the human effect on ecosystems, cultural improvement on islands, and the importance of inter-island and island-mainland interplay. facts is drawn from a huge diversity of Mediterranean islands, together with Cyprus, Crete and the Cyclades, Malta, Lipari, Corsica and Sardinia. constructing a normal theoretical version of island sociogeography, Islands in Time offers perception into the wider query of ways island populations inter-relate with their environments.

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Andikythera, Arkoudi and Ithaca in the Ionian group. Lemnos in the North Aegean. Halonissos, Kyra Panagia and Skyros in the Northern Sporades. Ikaria and Psara in the East Aegean. All of the Dodecanese and Cycladic Islands, other than those listed above. Crete, Dia and Gavdhos in the South Aegean. Cyprus, Malta, Gozo and Comino. Corsica, Sardinia, Ustica, Montecristo and Panarea in the Tyrhennian group. Pianosa in the Italian Adriatic. All of the Balearic Islands. The islands of Pantelleria and Lampedusa in the central Mediterranean.

2). Given that navigation is likely to have depended on pilotage, we might expect that the next group of islands to be discovered would be those in Category B (islands which can be located without sailing out of sight of land) and that islands in Category C would be the last to be discovered. 1 Biogeographic features of the Mediterranean islands at c. 8000 bp Note: (1) Ibiza plus Formentera; (2) Mallorca plus Menorca; (3) Corsica plus Sardinia; (4) Lipari plus Vulcano; (5) Ithaka, Kephallinia and Zakynthos; (6) Kythnos plus Serifos; (7) Andros, Tinos, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Amorgos, Ios, Sikinos and Thera; (8) Karpathos plus Kasos and Saros.

BC on Aegina, and to the third millennium on the other islands (Cherry 1981). North Aegean Islands The islands of Thasos, Lemnos and Samothrace have produced evidence for activity during the fifth millennium cal. BC (Catling 1986; Matsas 1984, 1987). Palaeolithic evidence from Thasos is irrelevant, since Thasos would not have been an island during the Pleistocene (Cherry 1990). Northern Sporades Efstratiou (1985) has published evidence for Palaeolithic activity on Halonissos, Mikro Kokkinokastro, Kyra Panagia and Skyros.

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