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The lost world of old Europe : the Danube valley, 5000-3500 BC

Author: David W Anthony; Jennifer Chi; Douglass W Bailey; New York University. Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.
Publisher: New York : Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University ; Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the prehistoric Copper Age, long before cities, writing, or the invention of the wheel, Old Europe was among the most culturally rich regions in the world. Its inhabitants lived in prosperous agricultural towns. The ubiquitous goddess figurines found in their houses and shrines have triggered intense debates about women's roles.
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Genre/Form: Ausstellung
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David W Anthony; Jennifer Chi; Douglass W Bailey; New York University. Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.
ISBN: 9780691143880 0691143889
OCLC Number: 318874940
Notes: Published to accompany the exhibition The lost world of old Europe, held 11 November 2009-25 April 2010, at the Institute for Study of the Ancient World at New York University.
Maps on endpapers.
Description: 254 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color), plans ; 29 cm
Contents: The rise and fall of old Europe / David W. Anthony --
A history of archaeology and museography in Romania / Ioan Opriș and Cătălin Bem --
Houses, households, villages and proto-cities in southeastern Europe / John Chapman --
Copper Age traditions north of the Danube River / Dragomir Nicolae Popovici --
The figurines of old Europe / Douglass W. Bailey --
Cucuteni ceramics : technology, typology, evolution and aesthetics / Cornelia-Magda Lazarovici --
The invention of copper metallurgy and the Copper Age of old Europe / Ernst Pernicka and David W. Anthony --
Spondylus and long-distance trade in prehistoric Europe / Michel Louis Séfériadès --
The Varna eneolithic cemetery in the context of the late Copper Age in the east Balkans / Vladimir Slavchev --
The Copper Age cemetery of Giurgiulești / Veaceslav Bicbaev.
Responsibility: edited by David W. Anthony with Jennifer Y. Chi ; including contributions by Douglass W. Bailey [and others].

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