Understanding the Neolithic

Understanding the Neolithic

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Julian Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134621422

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Social Science

Stone Tools in the Paleolithic and Neolithic Near East

Stone Tools in the Paleolithic and Neolithic Near East

This book surveys the archaeological record for stone tools from the earliest times to 6,500 years ago in the Near East.

Author: John J. Shea

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107006980

Category: History

Page: 408

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This book surveys the archaeological record for stone tools from the earliest times to 6,500 years ago in the Near East.
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Life in Neolithic Farming Communities

Life in Neolithic Farming Communities

Drawing on both the results of recent archaeological research and anthropological theory, leading experts synthesize current thinking on the nature of and variation within Neolithic social arrangements.

Author: Ian Kuijt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306471667

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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Drawing on both the results of recent archaeological research and anthropological theory, leading experts synthesize current thinking on the nature of and variation within Neolithic social arrangements. The authors analyze archaeological data within a range of methodological and theoretical perspectives to reconstruct key aspects of ritual practices, labor organization, and collective social identity at the scale of the household, community, and region.
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Neolithic Enclosures in Atlantic Northwest Europe

Neolithic Enclosures in Atlantic Northwest Europe

In C Burgess , P Topping , C Mordant and M Maddison ( eds ) , Enclosures and defences in the Neolithic of western Europe ( = British Archaeological Reports International Series 403 ) . Oxford . British Archaeological Reports .

Author: Timothy Darvill

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015054147940

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

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Thirteen papers from the meeting of the Neolithic Studies Group. Contents: Neolithic enclosures in northwest Europe: some recent things (T Darvill & J Thomas); Enclosures and related structures in Brittany and western France (C Scarre); Neolithic enclosed settlements in Cornwall (R J Mercer); Early enclosures in southeast Cornwall (K Ray); Recent work on Neolithic enclosure in Devon (F M Griffith); Clegyr Boia: a potential Neolithic enclosure and associated monuments on the St David's peninsular, southwest Wales (B Vyner); Bridging the Severn Estuary: two possible earlier Neolithic enclosures in the Vale of Glamorgan (S Burrow, T Driver & D Thomas); Survey at Hindwell Enclosure, Walton, Powys, Wales (A Gibson, H Becker, E Grogan, N Jones & B Masterson); A time and place for enclosure: Gardom's Edge, Derbyshire (J Barnatt, B Bevan & M Edmonds); Neolithic enclosures: reflections on excavations on Wales (J Thomas); Neolithic enclosures in Scotland (G Barclay); Neolithic enclosure in the Isle of Man (T Darvill); Donegore Hill and other Irish Neolithic enclosures (A Sheridan); Danish causewayed enclosures
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Neolithic Landscapes

Neolithic Landscapes

The chronology of the Neolithic of the Tavoliere is not as detailed as one could wish, relying as it does on pottery typologies (see Tiné's scheme for a 'classical' typology-based chronology for the Tavoliere (1983)).

Author: Peter Topping

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781785701542

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

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Reprint of another classic Neolithic Studies Group volume. 'It is a sign of the intellectual health of a specialist study group that its deliberations can generate collections of papers of general interest. The topical issue of landscape is addressed, although with the added complication of attempting to focus on the domestic as opposed to ceremonial aspects of Neolithic life.
Categories: Social Science

Neolithic Scotland

Neolithic Scotland

Renfrew, A. C. (1973), 'Monuments, mobilisation and social organisation in Neolithic Wessex', in C. Renfrew (ed.), The Explanation of Culture Change: Models in Prehistory, London: Duckworth, 539–58. Renfrew, C. (1976), 'Megaliths, ...

Author: Gordon Noble

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748626984

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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This is an account of the Neolithic period in Scotland from its earliest traces around 4000 BC to the transformation of Neolithic society in the Early Bronze Age fifteen hundred years later. Gordon Noble inteprets Scottish material in the context of debates and issues in European archaeology, comparing sites and practices identified in Scotland to those found elsewhere in Britain and beyond. He considers the nature and effects of memory, sea and land travel, ritualisation, island identities, mortuary practice, symbolism and environmental impact. He synthesises excavations and research conducted over the last century and more, bringing together the evidence for understanding what happened in Scotland during this long period. His long-term and regionally based analysis suggests new directions for the interpretation of the Neolithic more generally. After outlining the chronology of the Neolithic in Europe Dr Noble considers its origins in Scotland. He investigates why the Earlier Neolithic in Scotland is characterised by regionally-distinct monumental traditions and asks if these reflect different conceptions of the world. He uses a long-term perspective to explain the nature of monumental landscapes in the Later Neolithic and considers whether Neolithic society as a whole might have been created and maintained through interactions at places where large-scale monuments were built. He ends by considering how the Neolithic was transformed in the Early Bronze Age through the manipulation of the material remains of the past. Neolithic Scotland provides a comprehensive, approachable and up-to-date account of the Scottish Neolithic. Such a book has not been available for many years. It will be widely welcomed.
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Lerna a Preclassical Site in the Argolid The Neolithic pottery from Lerna

Lerna  a Preclassical Site in the Argolid  The Neolithic pottery from Lerna

See aLso firing practices; pinching; pinch marks depopulation, in the Late Neolithic l 16 depressions, from pinching. See dents Diros Neolithic Museum 1 1 1 discard practices 2 ditch (lJ.Gu1ly) 13, 19, 21-23, 33, 128, 129.

Author: American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556038038923

Category: Animals

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v.5: CD-ROM contains additional information related to the book The Neolithic pottery from Lerna, as well as software, for which rights have been cleared.
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Statements in Stone

Statements in Stone

Based on the evidence of recent excavations, and the most up-to-date and controversial theoretical perspectives of archaeology, Statements in Stone is the first account to put the megalithic traditions of Brittany in a social context and to ...

Author: Mark Patton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134918089

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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The megalithic monuments of Western Europe cover a period of over 2,000 years, from the earliest neolithic to the beginning of the Bronze Age, and have excited the popular imagination for centuries. Based on the evidence of recent excavations, and the most up-to-date and controversial theoretical perspectives of archaeology, Statements in Stone is the first account to put the megalithic traditions of Brittany in a social context and to develop a social model to account for their emergence and development.
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Tracking the Neolithic House in Europe

Tracking the Neolithic House in Europe

Contributors address: · Construction materials and architectural characteristics · How houses facilitated certain kinds of routine practice and dwelling · The cosmological dimensions of domestic architecture · The role of tradition and ...

Author: Daniela Hofmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461452898

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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The Neolithic period is noted primarily for the change from hunter-gatherer societies to agriculture, domestication and sedentism. This change has been studied in the past by archaeologists observing the movements of plants, animals and people. But has not been examined by looking at the domestic architecture of the time. Along with tracking the movement of sedentism, Neolithic houses are also able to show researchers the beginnings of cultural identity, group representation through the construction and decoration of these structures. Additionally as agriculture moved west and north in this era, the architecture and material culture shows this change and its significance. Chapters are arranged chronologically so that authors can address differences and similarities of their region to neighboring ones. To ensure continuity, authors have framed the chapters around the following considerations: construction materials and architectural characteristics; how houses facilitated or perpetua
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Neolithic Archaeology in the Intertidal Zone

Neolithic Archaeology in the Intertidal Zone

Thcv concentrate on the Neolithic period, as well as elements of associat -ology. All papers have supporting environmental data and r. a wide geographical spread, starting in the Solway Firth (Micliacl 3 0000 122 922 838 etation of ...

Author: Jane Sidell

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: IND:30000122922838

Category: History

Page: 106

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This volume is based upon a conference which took place in 1999, reflecting the developing interest in intertidal archaeology and concentrating on the Neolithic period, as well as elements of associated Mesolithic and Bronze Age archaeology. Since then, the papers have been revised to include new discoveries and reflect the increasing interest and importance attached to the intertidal zone. All papers have supporting environmental data and radiocarbon dates. The volume has a wide geographical spread and details the work of archaeologists working in fragile and rapidly eroding environments is evaluated: the papers demonstrate the high quality research being undertaken around the British coast to salvage archaeology by record and undertake detailed research to place it in its proper context.
Categories: History