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date: 04 March 2021

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This article focuses on the archaeological study of the Mediterranean region and its hinterland. It explains the Mediterranean archaeology, as it emerged more fully during the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries, was conducted within a variety of cultural and political contexts by a bewildering range of practitioners. It discusses the genesis of Mediterranean dynamics, the Neolithic expansion, competitive colonial expansion, and the contrary rise of nationalist or sub-national archaeologies in colonised areas.

Keywords: Mediterranean region, archaeological study, Neolithic expansion, colonial expansion, nationalist archaeologies, colonised areas

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