Going West?: The Dissemination of Neolithic Innovations between the Bosporus and the Carpathians

Going West?: The Dissemination of Neolithic Innovations between the Bosporus and the Carpathians

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138714830
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/18/2017
Series: Themes in Contemporary Archaeology Series
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Agathe Reingruber, researcher at the Freie Universität Berlin, is specialized on topics related to the Neolithic and Chalcolithic of southeast Europe (Greece, Turkey, Romania). She is currently running a project in northeastern Thessaly focusing on population dynamics.

Zoï Tsirtsoni, researcher at the French National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS, Laboratory Archéologies et Sciences de l’Antiquité, Nanterre), is specialized on the Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Bronze Age periods in the Aegean and southern Balkans. She is co-director of the Greek-French research project at the multilayer (tell) settlement of Dikili Tash in northern Greece.

Petranka Nedelcheva, Assistant Professor at the New Bulgarian University (Sofia), is a lithics specialist for the Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Bronze Age periods in southeast Europe, western Anatolia and the Caucasus. She participates in several projects in Greece, Turkey, Romania and Georgia.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Northwest Anatolia: A Border or a Bridge between Anatolia and the Balkans during the Early Neolithic Period?
Necmi Karul

Anatolia and the Balkans: The Role of the Black Sea between ‘East’ and ‘West’ during the Neolithic Period
Eylem Özdoğan

Whither the Aegean Neolithic?
Burcin Erdoğu

Identifying the Earliest Neolithic Settlements in the Southeastern Balkans: Methodological Considerations based on the Recent Geoarchaeological Investigations at Dikili Tash (Greek Eastern Macedonia)
Laurent Lespez, Zoï Tsirtsoni, Pascal Darcque, Dimitra Malamidou, Haïdo Koukouli-Chryssanthaki and Arthur Glais

Lithic Industries and their Role in Neolithisation Models in Southeast Europe
Ivan Gatsov, Petranka Nedelcheva, Malgorzata Kaczanowska and Janusz K. Kozłowski

Thrace, post-6000 BC
Vassil Nikolov

The First Balkan Neolithic in the Lower Danube Plain and the Making of a Pottery Tradition
Laurens Thissen

The Beginning of the Neolithic Way of Life in the Eastern Lower Danube Area: A View from the North
Agathe Reingruber

The Transition from the Mesolithic to the Neolithic between Western Anatolia and the Lower Danube: Evidence from Burial Customs
Clemens Lichter

Appendix: 14C Database for Southeast Europe and Adjacent Areas (6600–5000 cal BC)
Laurens Thissen and Agathe Reingruber

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