Tracking the Neolithic House in Europe: Sedentism, Architecture and Practice

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Daniela Hofmann, Jessica Smyth
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 9, 2012 - Social Science - 408 pages
The Neolithic period is noted primarily for the change from hunter-gatherer societies to agriculture, domestication and sedentism. This change has been studied in the past by archaeologists observing the movements of plants, animals and people. But has not been examined by looking at the domestic architecture of the time. Along with tracking the movement of sedentism, Neolithic houses are also able to show researchers the beginnings of cultural identity, group representation through the construction and decoration of these structures. Additionally as agriculture moved west and north in this era, the architecture and material culture shows this change and its significance. Chapters are arranged chronologically so that authors can address differences and similarities of their region to neighboring ones. To ensure continuity, authors have framed the chapters around the following considerations: construction materials and architectural characteristics; how houses facilitated or perpetua
 

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter2
18
Chapter3
45
Chapter 4
65
Chapter5
95
Chapter6
117
Chapter7
150
Chapter8
183
Chapter11
261
Chapter12
283
Chapter13
301
Chapter14
328
Chapter15
349
Chapter16
363
Chapter17
373
Index
397

Chapter9
197
Chapter10
228

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