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Woodland in the Neolithic of Northern Europe : the forest as ancestor

Author: Gordon Noble
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
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"The Neolithic period is one of the great transformations in human history - when agriculture first began and dramatic changes occurred in human society. These changes occurred in environments that were radically different to those that exist today, and in northern Europe many landscapes would have been dominated by woodland. Yet wood and woodland rarely figures in the minds of many archaeologists, and it plays no
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Noble
ISBN: 9781107159839 1107159830
OCLC Number: 947795147
Description: xii, 222 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction : engaging with the environment --
2. The forest in the Neolithic of northern Europe --
3. Altering the environment --
4. The woodland landscape --
5. The forest as architecture --
6. The environment as ancestor : timber monumentality --
7. Extending roots : conclusions.
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A detailed consideration of the ways in which human-environment relations altered with the beginnings of agriculture in the Neolithic of northern Europe.  Read more...

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