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Europe in the Neolithic

Europe in the Neolithic
The Creation of New Worlds

Part of Cambridge World Archaeology

  • Date Published: June 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521449205


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  • This uniquely broad and challenging book reviews the latest archaeological evidence on Neolithic Europe from 7,000-2,500 BC. Describing important areas, sites and problems, Dr. Whittle addresses the major themes that have engaged the attention of scholars: the transition from a forager lifestyle; the rate and dynamics of change; and the nature of Neolithic society. A revised version of Whittle's Neolithic Europe: A Survey (CUP, 1985), the book reflects radical changes in evidence and in interpretive approaches over the past decade.

    • Up-to-date, selective coverage of whole continent, with very full bibliographical references
    • Challenging discussion of major themes, particularly the establishment of the Neolithic lifestyle and its subsequent development
    • Completely revised and updated, covering recent research findings and key changes in evidence, and adopting new theoretical approaches
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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521449205
    • length: 460 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 191 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.8kg
    • contains: 53 b/w illus. 7 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The time of ancestors
    2. Keeping the land: indigenous foragers, c.9000-after 7000 BC
    3. The first generations: south-east Europe, c.7000/6500–5500 BC
    4. Old and new histories: south-east Europe, c. 5500–4000 BC
    5. Accents of change: south-east Europe, c.4000–3000 BC
    6. Longhouse lives: central and western Europe, c.5500-before 4000 BC
    7. Unfair settlements and abstract funerals: central and western Europe, c.4000–2500 BC
    8. One foot in sea: the central and west Mediterranean, c.7000–5000 BC
    9. The heart of the country: the central and west Mediterranean, c.5000–2500 BC
    10. The creation of new worlds.

  • Author

    Alasdair W. R. Whittle, University of Wales College of Cardiff

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