Europe in the Neolithic: The Creation of New Worlds / Edition 1by Alasdair W. R. Whittle
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. 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.
Table of Contents1. 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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