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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.Read more
- 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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- Date Published: June 1996
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521449205
- length: 460 pages
- dimensions: 235 x 191 x 24 mm
- weight: 0.79kg
- 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.
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