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Parallel worlds or multi-stranded identities? Considering the process of ‘going over’ in Ireland and the Irish Sea zone

Gabriel Cooney

in Going Over: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264140
eISBN:
9780191734489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264140.003.0026
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter discusses the Mesolithic–Neolithic transition in Ireland. The ideas of identity encompassing places, pasts and presents, and people and things are seen as providing an important ... More


Introduction: transitions and transformations

Alasdair Whittle and Vicki Cummings

in Going Over: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264140
eISBN:
9780191734489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264140.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the significance of the transition from hunter-gatherer existence to farming society. It raises the following question: What if we started ... More


Going over: people and their times

Alasdair Whittle

in Going Over: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264140
eISBN:
9780191734489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264140.003.0029
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This concluding chapter does not aim to be a magisterial overview or a comprehensive summary. The preceding chapters speak for themselves of the range and quality of research currently being carried ... More


The temporality of transformation: dating the early development of the southern British Neolithic

Alasdair Whittle

in Going Over: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264140
eISBN:
9780191734489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264140.003.0020
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter has three aims: first, to draw attention to now-routine methods of refining radiocarbon chronologies; second, to sketch some of the first results from the application of such methods to ... More


Times and Places

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/9780199681969.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter first discusses the dating of the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition. It then considers assessments of dating evidence and the notion of compound temporality: the view that different ... 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


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


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


All Change Please? The Neolithic Transition in Brittany

Chris Scarre

in Landscapes of Neolithic Brittany

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199281626
eISBN:
9780191804311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199281626.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the history of Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in Brittany. It describes the Late Mesolithic site distributions and community interactions, the spread of Danubian farmers ... More


Origins

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/9781526118868.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter considers whether cave burial in Britain starts in the Late Mesolithic or the Early Neolithic. It explores the evidence from cave and shell midden burial sites with early 4th millennium ... 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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