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The Neolithic - a period in which the first sedentary agrarian communities were established across much of Europe - has been a key topic of archaeological research for over a century. However, the variety of evidence across Europe and the way research traditions in different countries (and languages) have developed makes it very difficult for both students and specialists to gain an overview of continent-wide trends.
The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe provides the first comprehensive, geographically extensive, thematic overview of the European Neolithic - from Iberia to Russia and from Norway to Malta - offering both a general introduction and a clear exploration of key issues and current debates surrounding evidence and interpretation. Chapters written by leading experts in the field examine topics such as the movement of plants, animals, ideas, and people (including recent trends in the application of genetics and isotope analyses); cultural change (from the first farming to the first metal artefacts); domestic architecture; subsistence; material culture; monuments; and burial and other treatments of the dead. In doing so, the volume also considers the history of research and sets out agendas and themes for future work in the field.
Chris Fowler, Senior Lecturer in Prehistoric Archaeology, Newcastle University,Jan Harding, Senior Lecturer in Prehistoric Archaeology, Newcastle University,Daniela Hofmann, Junior Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology, Hamburg University
Chris Fowler, Senior Lecturer in Prehistoric Archaeology, Newcastle University.
Jan Harding, Senior Lecturer in Prehistoric Archaeology, Newcastle University.
Daniela Hofmann, Junior Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology, Hamburg University.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction 1. Defining the 'Neolithic in Europe': Diverse and Contemporaneous Communities, c. 6500-2500 BC, Chris Fowler, Jan Harding, and Daniela Hofmann Part II: Mobility, Change, and Interaction at the Large Scale 2. Environments and Landscape Change, Tony Brown, Geoff Bailey, and Dave Passmore Movement of Plants, Animals, Ideas, and People 3. South-East Europe, Joannes Muller 4. The Neolithization of Mediterranean Europe: Mobility and Interactions from the Near East to the Iberian Peninsula, Jean Guilaine 5. Central and Eastern Europe, Wolfram Schier 6. Moving Animals and Plants in the Early Neolithic of North-Western Europe, Anne Tresset 7. Language, Genes, and Cultural Interaction, Stephen Shennan Sequences of Cultural Interaction and Cultural Change 8. South-East Europe, John Chapman 9. The Neolithic in Mediterranean Europe, Caroline Malone 10. Central and Eastern Europe, Detlef Gronenborn and Pavel Dolukhanov † 11. Northern and Western Europe, Nick Thorpe Part III: Neolithic Worlds and Neolithic Lifeways Houses, Habitation, and Community 12. Tells and Settlements in South-East Europe, Pal Raczky 13. Domestic Space in the Mediterranean, Demetra Papaconstantinou 14. Longhouse Lifestyles in the Central European Neolithic, Jonathan Last 15. Lakeside Dwellings of the Circum-Alpine Region, Francesco Menotti 16. Households and Communities in Neolithic France, Anick Coudart 17. Houses, Halls, and Occuptation in Britain and Ireland, Kenneth Brophy 18. Places of Settlement in Southern Scandanavia, Mats Larsson Subsistence and Social Routine 19. Stable Isotopes and Neolithic Subsistence: Pattern and Variation, Rich Schulting 20. Subsistence Practices and Social Routine in Neolithic Southern Europe, Amy Bogaard 21. Subsistence Practices in Central and Eastern Europe, Laszlo Bartosiewicz and Malcolm Lillie 22. Subsistence Practices in Western and Northern Europe, Tony Legge † and Peter Rowley-Conwy 23. The Neolithic Year, Dimitrij Mlekuž 24. Religious Routine and Pilgrimage in the British Isles, Roy Loveday Materiality and Social Relations 25. Invention and European Knapping Traditions, Marjorie de Grooth 26. Shared Labour and Large Scale Action: European Flint Mining, Pedro Diaz-del-Rio and Mara Capote 27. Stone and Flint Axes in Neolithic Europe, Gabriel Cooney 28. Pottery of South-East Europe, Mihael Budja 29. Linearbandkeramik Pottery and Society, Joachim Pechtl 30. Ceramics and Society in Northern Europe, Rick Peterson and Johannes Muller 31. Bell Beaker Pottery and Society, Marc Vander Linden 32. A Miniature World: Models and Figurines in South-East Europe, Stratos Nanoglou 33. Spondylus and Shell Ornaments, John Chapman and Bisserka Gaydarska 34. Amber, Tony Axelsson, Morten Ramstad, and Anders Strinnholm 35. The First Metalwork and Expressions of Social Power, Volker Heyd and Katherine Walker 36. Early Metallurgy in Iberia and the Western Mediterranean, Mark Pearce and Martin Bartelheim 37. Early Metallurgy in Western and Northern Europe, Ben Roberts and Catherine Frieman 38. Deposition in Pits, Duncan Garrow 39. Animals and Social Relations, Arkadiusz Marciniak and Joshua Pollard Monuments, Rock Art, and Cosmology 40. Central European Enclosures, Jorg Petrasch 41. Italian Enclosures, Robin Skeates 42. Causewayed Enclosures in Northern and Western Europe, Niels Andersen 43. Chambered Tombs and Passage Graves of Northern and Western Europe, Vicki Cummings, Magdalena Midgeley †, and Chris Scarre 44. Rock Carvings in Iberia, Sara Fairen-Jiminez 45. Rock Carvings in South Central Europe, Angelo Fossati 46. Rock Carvings in Northern Europe, Andrew Cochrane, Andrew Jones, and Kalle Sognnes 47. Underground Religion in the Central Mediterranean Neolithic, Robin Skeates 48. A Place in the Cosmos: Monuments and Celestial Bodies, Michael Hoskin Death, Bodies, and Persons 49. Mortuary Practices, Bodies, and Persons in the Neolithic and Early-Middle Copper Ages of South-East Europe, Dušan Borić 50. Burial and Human Body Representations in the Central Mediterranean Neolithic, John Robb 51. Mortuary Practices, Bodies, and Persons in Central Europe, Daniela Hofmann and Jorg Orschiedt 52. Mortuary Practices, Bodies, and Persons in North-East Europe, Karl-Goran Sjogren 53. Mortuary Practices and Bodily Representations in North-West Europe, Chris Fowler and Chris Scarre Part IV: Conclusion: Debates in Neolithic Archaeology 54. Unexpected Histories? South-East and Central Europe, Alasdair Whittle 55. What Do We Mean By 'Neolithic Societies'?, Julian Thomas 56. The Decline of the Neolithic and the Rise of the Bronze Age Society, Kristian Kristiansen