An Ethnography of the Neolithic: Early Prehistoric Societies in Southern Scandinavia

An Ethnography of the Neolithic: Early Prehistoric Societies in Southern Scandinavia

by Christopher Tilley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521568218

ISBN-13: 9780521568210

Pub. Date: 10/30/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

An Ethnography of the Neolithic provides a provocative and novel reconstruction of society in Scandinavia over a period of 3,000 years. Christopher Tilley integrates a wide range of evidence, from prehistoric landscapes to the symbolic significance of axes and pots, to recreate in an accessible way the lives of the final hunter-gatherer-fishers and first farmers in

Overview

An Ethnography of the Neolithic provides a provocative and novel reconstruction of society in Scandinavia over a period of 3,000 years. Christopher Tilley integrates a wide range of evidence, from prehistoric landscapes to the symbolic significance of axes and pots, to recreate in an accessible way the lives of the final hunter-gatherer-fishers and first farmers in Sweden and Denmark. His skillful fusion of archaeological evidence and new anthropological approaches makes this book an original contribution to a widely debated topic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521568210
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/30/2003
Series:
New Studies in Archaeology Series
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The Late Mesolithic and Early Neolithic: 1. The original affluent society; 2. Axes, pots and monuments; Part II. Stone Monuments and Society in the Middle Neolithic: 3. Monument construction and social competition; 4. Settlement, tomb and landscape; 5. Death and body symbolism; 6. The social lives of artifacts; 7. Neolithic politics and a religion of the body; 8. Epilogue: working with metaphors.

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