Prehistoric Europe: Theory and Practice / Edition 1

Prehistoric Europe: Theory and Practice / Edition 1

by Andrew Jones
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Prehistoric Europe: Theory and Practice / Edition 1

Prehistoric Europe: Theory and Practice provides a comprehensive overview of the wide-ranging contemporary debates in the study of European prehistory. Written to reflect the immense changes in the field, the volume presents essays by some of the most dynamic researchers and leading European scholars in the field today. Ranging from the Neolithic period to the early stages of the Iron Age, and from Ireland and Scandinavia to the Urals and the Iberian Peninsula, the book offers a truly contemporary approach to the ever-evolving study of European prehistory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405125963
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/10/2008
Series: Wiley Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology Series
Pages: 394
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables.

Notes on Contributors.


Introduction: Andrew Jones.

1. Frameworks for the Analysis of European Prehistory.


(a) Hunter-Gatherers to Farmers?: Mark Pluciennik.

(b) The Celts as ‘Grand Narrative’: John Collis.

2. Landscape and Place.


(a) From Monuments in Landscape to Landscapes in Monuments: Monuments, Death and Landscape in Early Bronze Age Scandinavia: Joakim Goldhahn.

(b) Everything in its Right Place? On Selective Deposition, Landscape and the Construction of Identity in Later Prehistory: David Fontijn.

3. The Living House – Architecture, the Everyday and the Human Lifecycle.


(a) First Households and ‘House Societies’ in European Prehistory: Dušan Borić.

(b) Domestic Times: Houses and Temporalities in Late Prehistoric Europe: Fokke Gerritsen.

4. Materiality, Technology and Transformation – The Emergence of Novel Technologies.


(a) The Emergence of Pottery: Dragos Gheorghiu.

(b) The Emergence of Metalworking: Barbara Ottaway and Ben Roberts.

5. Death, Remembrance and the Past.


(a) Engaging Memories of European Prehistory: Katina T. Lillios.

(b) The Past in Later Prehistory: Bryan Hanks.

6. Identity, Community, the Body and the Person.


(a) Neolithic Bodies: Alasdair Whittle and Daniela Hoffman.

(b) Bodies and Identities in the Scandinavian Late Iron Age: Ing-Marie Back Danielsson.

7. Interaction, Trade and Exchange.


(a) Approaches to Trade and Exchange in Earlier Prehistory (Late Mesolithic–Early Bronze Age): John Chapman.

(b) Trade and Exchange in Later Prehistory: Peter Wells.


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