Europe in the Neolithic: The Creation of New Worlds / Edition 1

Europe in the Neolithic: The Creation of New Worlds / Edition 1

by Alasdair W. R. Whittle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521449200

ISBN-13: 9780521449205

Pub. Date: 06/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521449205
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Series:
Cambridge World Archaeology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.94(d)

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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