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Early farmers : the view from archaeology and science

Author: Alasdair Whittle; Penny Bickle
Publisher: Oxford : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2015.
Series: Proceedings of the British Academy, 198.
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Archaeology and science enable new and creative understandings of Europe's early farmers, answering questions that remain after more than a century of research. The challenge is to integrate multiple  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alasdair Whittle; Penny Bickle
ISBN: 9780197265758 0197265758
OCLC Number: 953994386
Description: XX, 450 genummerde pagina's, 12 ongenummerde pagina's platen : illustraties ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: integrated and multi-scalar approaches to early farmers in Europe ; 2. The future Neolithic: a new research agenda ; 3. Some possible conditions necessary for the colonisation of Europe by domesticates ; 4. Multi-agent modeling of the trajectory of the LBK Neolithic: a study in progress ; 5. Ancient DNA evidence for a homogeneous maternal gene pool in sixth millennium cal BC Hungary and the central European LBK ; 6. Settlement burials at the Karsdorf LBK site, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany: biological ties and residential mobility ; 7. Cattle and sheep herding at Cheia, Romania, at the turn of the fifth millennium cal BC: a view from stable isotope analysis ; 8. Herding practices in the ditched villages of the Neolithic Tavoliere (Apulia, SE Italy): a vicious circle? The isotopic evidence. ; 9. Linear Pottery culture household organisation: an economic model ; 10. Framing farming: a multi-stranded approach to early agricultural practice in Europe ; 11. Stewing on a theme of cuisine: biomolecular and interpretative approaches to culinary changes at the transition to agriculture ; 12. Life conditions and health in early farmers: a global perspective on costs and consequences of a fundamental transition ; 13. Biographical bodies: flesh and food at Catalhoyuk ; 14. Neolithic lifeways: microstratigraphic traces within houses, animal pens and settlements ; 15. Violence in the Neolithic: a population perspective ; 16. Mass graves of the LBK: patterns and peculiarities ; 17. Revealing our vibrant past: science, materiality and the Neolithic ; 18. Pottery, Archaeology and Chemistry: contents and context ; 19. Constructing a narrative for the Neolithisation of Britain and Ireland: the use of 'hard science' and archaeological reasoning ; 20. Doing science in the Mesolithic, Neolithic and Copper Age: an insider's perspective ; 21. Archaeological science and the Neolithic: the power and perils of proxy measures
Series Title: Proceedings of the British Academy, 198.
Responsibility: edited by Alasdair Whittle and Penny Bickle.


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this book will be of keen interest to prehistorians rethinking the way they understand one of the most innovative periods of human history. * Current World Archaeology * Early Farmers is an important Read more...

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