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Going over : the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in north-west Europe

Author: A W R Whittle; Vicki Cummings
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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This wide-ranging collection of essays covers the transformation from Mesolithic hunter-gatherers to Neolithic farmers. It offers a comprehensive and authoritative treatment by leading specialists,  Read more...


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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A W R Whittle; Vicki Cummings
ISBN: 9780197264140 019726414X
OCLC Number: 804889357
Description: XV, 632 p. : il
Contents: A. Whittle / V. Cummings. Introduction: transitions and transformations --
A. Barnard: From mesolithic to neolithic modes of thought --
J. Guilaine / C. Manen: From mesolithic to early neolithic in the western Mediterranean --
P. Arias: Neighbours but diverse: social change in northwest Iberia during the transition from the mesolithic to the neolithic (5500-4000 cal BC) --
D. Gronenborn: Beyond the models: 'neolithisation' in central Europe --
J. Robb / P. Miracle: Beyond 'migration' versus 'acculturation': new models for the spread of agriculture --
A. Bentley: Mobility, specialisation and community diversity in the Linearbandkeramik: isotopic evidence from the skeletons --
R.P. Evershed. Exploiting molecular and isotopic signals at the mesolithic-neolithic transition --
R. Bollongino / J. Burger: Neolithic cattle domestication as seen from ancient DNA --
A. Tresset / J.- D. Vigne: Substitution of species, techniques and symbols at the mesolithic-neolithic transition in western Europe --
P. Allard: The mesolithic-neolithic transition in the Paris basin: a review --
G. Marchand: Neolithic fragrances: mesolithic-neolithic interactions in western France --
C. Scarre: Changing places: monuments and the neolithic transition in western France --
P. Crombé / B. Vanmontfort: The neolithisation of the Scheldt basin in western Belgium --
L.P.L. Kooijmans: The gradual transition to farming in the lower Rhine basin --
G. Warren: Mesolithic myths --
C. Tilley: The neolithic sensory revolution: monumentality and the experience of landscape --
R. Bradley: Houses, bodies and tombs --
A. Bogaard / G. Jones. Neolithic farming in Britain and central Europe: contrast or continuity? --
A. Whittle: The temporality of transformation: dating the early development of the southern british neolithic --
G. Hey / A. Barclay: The Thames valley in the late fifth and early fourth millennium cal BC: the appearance of domestication and the evidence for change --
J. Thomas: Mesolithic-neolithic transitions in Britain: from essence to inhabitation --
A. Sheridan: From Picardie to Peckering and Pencraig Hill? New information on the 'carinated bowl neolithic' in northern Britain --
V. Cummings: From midden to megalith? The mesolithic-neolithic transition in western Britain --
S. Mithen & al.: The mesolithic-neolithic transition in western Scotland: a review and new evidence from Tiree --
G. Cooney: Parallel worlds or multi-stranded identities? Considering the process of 'going over' in Ireland and the Irish sea zone --
S. Hartz / H. Lübke / T. Terberger: From fish and seal to sheep and cattle: new research into the process of neolithisation in northern Germany --
L. Larsson: Mistrust traditions, consider innovations? The mesolithic-neolithic transition in southern Scandinavia --
A. Whittle: Going over: people and their times.
Responsibility: edited by Alasdair Whittle & Vicki Cummings.


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This is an impressive volume...a state-of-the-art compendium of deserves to become a classic source of information. * C.R. Wickham-Jones Antiquity *

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