Human Culture Anthropology Essay by Suzannah

Human Culture Anthropology
An examination of the culture and practices of the Minoan civilization.
# 113562 | 841 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008 | FR
Published on Apr 19, 2009 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Anthropology (Europe) , Archaeology (General)

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This paper examines what is understood about Minoan civilization from the vast amounts of archeological evidence that has been found. It discusses the social system and trading practices of the culture. The paper then looks at the types of Minoan city construction and the form of writing that has been discovered and associated with the Minoans.

From the Paper:

"The result of such extensive trade meant increasing wealth, which was invested in extensive building projects, the arts, and technology. The Minoans, for example, are the only known civilization that constructed multi-roomed buildings that served various sectors of the community, including the poor, while also being the first to have built a plumbing/sanitary system. In addition, it is believed that they were also the first society to include "leisure" in their societal development, which included sports, such as bull jumping and boxing, and which were available to both men and women (Hooker, 1996)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • (2007). Online article: "History of Minoan Crete." Information retrieved 03/10/2008. <>
  • (2008). Online article: "Minoan Civilization." Information retrieved 03/11/2008. <>
  • Hooker, Richard (1996). Online article: "Bureaucrats & Barbarians: The Minoans." Information retrieved 03/11/2008. <>

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