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Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory

AEGEAN LECTURES | 2020

Friday, 31 January 2020, 19:00

Kinship relations & Social organisation in 8th-century BC Attica: the archaeological data (in Greek)

Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9, Athens)

Kinship relations & Social organisation in 8th-century BC Attica:  the archaeological data (in Greek)

The notion of kinship is of immense importance for the study of early societies, due to its major role in all aspects of life. In Homeric and Ηesiodic narrations, the idea of descent from a clan/tribe is missing. Kinship appears as a fluid notion, not strictly determinable through biology, but as a combined construction of biological relatedness and desired connection.