Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory

BOOKS | 2011

20 February 2012

Dynamics of Neolithisation in Europe. Studies in Honour of Andrew Sherratt

Edited by Angelos Hadjikoumis, Erick Robinson & Sarah Viner

Dynamics of Neolithisation in Europe. Studies in Honour of Andrew Sherratt

City: Oxford/Oakville

Year: 2011

Publisher: Oxbow Books

Description: Hardback, xv & 389 p., b/w and colour figures, maps, charts, drawings, 25x17,3 cm


Dynamics of Neolithisation in Europe examines the development of early agriculture in Neolithic Europe, drawing on the work of the late Professor Andrew Sherratt. His untimely death coincided with an important period of research that moved beyond searching for singular causal mechanisms behind the ‘neolithisation’ of Europe in favour of developing a better understanding of the complex interrelationships of cultural, ecological, economic and social factors. Andrew Sherratt’s work is significant because it developed models for integrating the different evidential components and analytical scales involved in the prehistoric development of European agriculture. The sixteen chapters in this volume focus on a wide range of evidence at an equally wide range of spatial and temporal scales. They examine such significant factors as plant and animal domestication, social organization, the development of monumental architecture, exchange and social identity and the cultural transmission of technology. Together they exhibit the enormous diversity of contemporary research into development of early agriculture in Europe.


Acknowledgements [vii]

Contributors [ix]

John O’Shea, Foreword [xi]

Erick Robinson, Angelos Hadjikoumis & Sarah Viner, ‘Introduction: the dynamics of neolithisation in Europe’ [1-9]

Alasdair Whittle, ‘Grand narratives and shorter stories’ [10-24]

Marc Vander Linden, ‘In constant motion? Recent advances in mathematical modelling and radiocarbon chronology of the neolithisation of Europe’ [25-45]

Joao Zilhao, ‘Time is on my side’ [46-65]

John C. Barrett, ‘The Neolithic Revolution: an ecological perspective’ [66-89]

Valasia Isaakidou, ‘Farming regimes in Neolithic Europe: gardening with cows and other models’ [90-112]

Michael Charles, ‘Interpretation of Scirpus from early farming sites in western Asia and Europe: a cutting sedge of archaeobotanical research?’ [113-130]

Paul Halstead, ‘Farming, material culture, and ideology: repackaging the Neolithic of Greece (and Europe) [131-151]

John Chapman, ‘Enchantment and enchainment in later Balkan prehistory: towards an aesthetic of precision and geometric order’ [152-175]

Anthony J. Legge & Andrew M. T. Moore, ‘Clutching at straw: the Early Neolithic and the dispersal of agriculture’ [176-195]

Angelos Hadjikoumis, ‘’Pig-menting’ the Spanish Neolithic’ [196-230]

Eszter Bánffy & Pál Sümegi, ‘The [environ]-mental contexts of earliest Neolithic settlement and architecture in western Hungary’ [231-265]

Amy Bogaard, ‘Farming practice and society in the central European Neolithic and Bronze Age: an archaeobotanical response to the secondary products revolution model’ [266-283]

Erick Robinson, ‘Technological traditions and ‘the dialectic of expansion’: contact, transmission, and neolithisation along the northwestern fringes of the LBK’ [284-312]

Sarah Viner, ‘Cattle and pig husbandry in the British Neolithic’ [313-352]

Anna-Karin Andersson, ‘Tracing the future in the past: the introduction of the Neolithic in eastern Scania – tracking change in a local perspective’ [353-363]

Magdalena S. Midgley, ‘Early farming and the creation of community: the case of northern Europe’ [364-389]


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