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Written on the body

Rick Peterson

in Neolithic cave burials: Agency, structure and environment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526118868
eISBN:
9781526144645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118868.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines the diversity of Neolithic cave burial practices after around 3800 BC. In this period there is evidence of a secondary burial rite which is focussed on the cranium. There is ... More


Plants and Animals: Diet and Social Capital

Julian Thomas

in The Birth of Neolithic Britain: An Interpretive Account

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199681969
eISBN:
9780191804793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199681969.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines human relationships with animals and plants during the Early Neolithic period. It first considers the kinds of landscapes in which these interactions were set. It then discusses ... More


The Neolithization of Southern Europe

Julian Thomas

in The Birth of Neolithic Britain: An Interpretive Account

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199681969
eISBN:
9780191804793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199681969.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the beginning of the Neolithic in southern Europe. It surveys archaeological evidence for the spread of domesticated plants and animals. It presents a summary of material ... More


The Neolithization of Northern Europe

Julian Thomas

in The Birth of Neolithic Britain: An Interpretive Account

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199681969
eISBN:
9780191804793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199681969.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the beginning of the Neolithic period in northern Europe. It surveys archaeological evidence for the spread of domesticated plants and animals and looks at material culture ... More


Tooth Ablation in Early Neolithic Skeletons from Taiwan

Michael Pietrusewsky, Adam Lauer, Cheng-Hwa Tsang, Kuang-Ti Li, and Michele Toomay Douglas

in A World View of Bioculturally Modified Teeth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054834
eISBN:
9780813053325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054834.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter documents tooth ablation in early Neolithic skeletons (ca. 5000–4200 BP) from the Nankuanli East (NKLE) site in southwestern Taiwan and makes comparisons to Iron Age skeletons (1800–500 ... More


The Neolithization of Europe: Themes

Julian Thomas

in The Birth of Neolithic Britain: An Interpretive Account

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199681969
eISBN:
9780191804793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199681969.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the Neolithization of Europe. It draws attention to the multiplicity of processes of human mobility and social interaction that were involved, and rejects any notion of the ... More


Herding Practices in the Ditched Villages of the Neolithic Tavoliere (Apulia, South-east Italy): A Vicious Circle? The Isotopic Evidence

Mary Anne Tafuri, John Robb, Maria Giovanna Belcastro, Valentina Mariotti, Paola Iacumin, Antonietta Di Matteo, and Tamsin O’Connell

in Early Farmers: The View from Archaeology and Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265758
eISBN:
9780191771965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265758.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In the Apulian Tavoliere (Italy), a large plain south of the Gargano promontory, early and middle Neolithic villages (c.6000–5000 BC) are characterised by circular ditches, which enclose dwellings ... More


Architecture: Halls and Houses

Julian Thomas

in The Birth of Neolithic Britain: An Interpretive Account

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199681969
eISBN:
9780191804793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199681969.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter considers the significance of timber halls and houses in the Early Neolithic. It argues that hall-building marked the process by which communities ‘became Neolithic’, for it brought ... More


Portable Artefacts: Tradition and Transmission

Julian Thomas

in The Birth of Neolithic Britain: An Interpretive Account

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199681969
eISBN:
9780191804793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199681969.003.0011
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the introduction of portable artefacts of continental inspiration at the start of the British Neolithic. The role of material things was enhanced at the beginning of the ... More


Conclusion: A Narrative for the Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in Britain

Julian Thomas

in The Birth of Neolithic Britain: An Interpretive Account

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199681969
eISBN:
9780191804793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199681969.003.0013
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter reiterates some of the main points of discussion in order to reveal connections between issues that have been treated separately. It argues that the British Neolithic was the outcome of ... More


Architecture: Timber Structures, Long Mounds, and Megaliths

Julian Thomas

in The Birth of Neolithic Britain: An Interpretive Account

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199681969
eISBN:
9780191804793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199681969.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the beginnings of Neolithic monumentality in Britain. The beginning of the Neolithic saw an increase in the scale of construction undertaken as well as the introduction of ... More


Mesolithic Prelude?

Julian Thomas

in The Birth of Neolithic Britain: An Interpretive Account

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199681969
eISBN:
9780191804793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199681969.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter draws on recent Mesolithic archaeology and hunter-gatherer ethnography to develop some ideas about the social, economic, and material conditions that existed in Britain prior to the ... More


Contact, Interaction, and Seafaring

Julian Thomas

in The Birth of Neolithic Britain: An Interpretive Account

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199681969
eISBN:
9780191804793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199681969.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

One of the central planks of the argument for a Neolithic transition brought about exclusively by population movement is the notion that Britain and Ireland were culturally isolated from the ... More


Skeletal trauma and violence among the early farmers of the North European Plain: evidence from Neolithic settlements of the Lengyel Culture in Kuyavia, north-central Poland

Wiesław Lorkiewicz

in Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573066
eISBN:
9780191804434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573066.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter presents the results of a study of 109 Early Neolithic skeletons of the Brzeşć Kujawski group in central Poland, a regional manifestation of the widespread Lengyel culture of the fifth ... More


Introduction: The Problem

Julian Thomas

in The Birth of Neolithic Britain: An Interpretive Account

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199681969
eISBN:
9780191804793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199681969.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes and identifies the challenges of providing an account of British Neolithization. It argues that, whether we choose to see ... More


The Early Neolithic site Asparn/Schletz (Lower Austria): anthropological evidence of interpersonal violence

Maria Teschler-Nicola

in Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573066
eISBN:
9780191804434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573066.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter provides a summary of the large human bone assemblage discovered at the Early Neolithic (Linear Pottery Culture, or LBK) site of Asparn/Schletz, Lower Austria. The bones were ... More


The Neolithic massacre at Talheim: a pivotal find in conflict archaeology

Joachim Wahl and Iris Trautmann

in Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573066
eISBN:
9780191804434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573066.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter revisits the paradigm-shifting Early Neolithic mass grave at Talheim, southwest Germany, dating from ca. 5000 cal BC. The discussion focuses on the sequence of events which led to the ... More


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