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The Resource Early farmers : the view from archaeology and science, edited by Alasdair Whittle and Penny Bickle

Early farmers : the view from archaeology and science, edited by Alasdair Whittle and Penny Bickle

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Early farmers : the view from archaeology and science
Title
Early farmers
Title remainder
the view from archaeology and science
Statement of responsibility
edited by Alasdair Whittle and Penny Bickle
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Editor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Neolithic period was one of the great transformations in human history with profound, long-term consequences. In Europe, there were no farmers at 7000 cal BC, but very few hunter-gatherers after about 4000 cal BC. Although we understand the broad chronological structure of this shift, many pressing research questions remain. Archaeologists are still vigorously debating the identity of those principally involved in initiating change, the detail of everyday lives during the Neolithic, including basic questions about settlement, the operation of the farming economy and the varied roles of material culture, and the character of large-scale and long-term transformations. They face the task not only of working at different scales, but of integrating ever-expanding amounts of evidence. As well as the data coming from larger and more intensive excavations, there has been a radical increase in the information released by many kinds of scientific analysis of archaeological remains. These now include, alongside longer established methods of looking at food remains and material, the isotopic analysis of the diet and lifetime movement of people, isotopic analysis of cereal remains for indications of manuring, a DNA analysis of genetic signatures, detailed micromorphological analysis of deposits where people lived, and the close examination of the origin and production of varying materials and artefacts. The 21 chapters by leading experts in the field demonstrate how the combination of archaeological and scientific evidence now provides opportunities for new and creative understandings of Europe's early farmers. They make an important contribution to the debate over how best to integrate these multiple lines of evidence, scientific and more traditionally archaeological, while keeping in central focus the principal questions that we want to ask of our data.--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
930.14094
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GN776.2.A1
LC item number
E27 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Whittle, A. W. R.
  • Bickle, Penny
  • British Academy
Series statement
Proceedings of the British Academy,
Series volume
198
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Neolithic period
  • Farmers
  • Demographic transition
  • Agriculture, Prehistoric
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Antiquities, Prehistoric
  • Europe
  • Demographic transition
  • Farmers
  • Neolithic period
  • Europe
Label
Early farmers : the view from archaeology and science, edited by Alasdair Whittle and Penny Bickle
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: integrated and multi-scalar approaches to early farmers in Europe / Penny Bickle and Alasdair Whittle -- The future Neolithic : a new research agenda / John Robb -- Some possible conditions necessary for the colonisation of Europe by domesticates / John C. Barrett -- Multi-agent modeling of the trajectory of the LBK Neolithic : a study in progress / Jean-Pierre Bocquet-Appel, Jérôme Dubouloz, Richard Moussa, Jean-François Berger, Anne Tresset, Elena Ortu, Jean-Denis Vigne, Robin Bendrey, Stéphanie Bréhard, Dominique Schwartz, Aurélie Salavert, Maria Fernanda Sanchez-Goñi, Damien Ertlen, Yoann Gauvry, Gourguen Davtian, Marc Vander Linden, Eva Lenneis, Lorette Noiret, Agnès Guillaumont and Martin O'Connor -- Ancient DNA evidence for a homogeneous maternal gene pool in sixth millennium cal BC Hungary and the Central European LBK / Anna Szécsényi-Nagy, Victoria Keerl, János Jakucs, Guido Brandt, Eszter Bánffy and Kurt W. Alt -- Settlement burials at the Karsdorf LBK site, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany : biological ties and residential mobility / Guido Brandt, Corina Knipper, Nicole Nicklisch, Robert Ganslmeier, Mechthild Klamm and Kurt W. Alt -- Cattle and sheep herding at Cheia, Romania, at the turn of the fifth millennium cal BC : a view from stable isotope analysis / Marie Balasse, Carlos Tornero, Stéphanie Bréhard, Joël Ughetto-Monfrin, Valentina Voinea and Adrian Bălăşescu -- 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 -- Linear pottery culture household organisation : an economic model / Lamys Hachem and Caroline Hamon -- Framing farming : a multi-stranded approach to early agricultural practice in Europe / Amy Bogaard -- Stewing on a theme of cuisine : biomolecular and interpretative approaches to culinary changes at the transition to agriculture / Hayley Saul, Aikaterini Glykou and Oliver E. Craig -- Life conditions and health in early farmers : a global perspective on costs and consequences of a fundamental transition / Clark Spencer Larsen -- Biographical bodies : flesh and food at Çatalhöyük / Jessica Pearson and Lynn Meskell -- Neolithic lifeways : microstratigraphic traces within houses, animal pens and settlements / Wendy Matthews, Lisa-Marie Shillito, Sarah Elliott, Ian D. Bull and James Williams -- Violence in Neolithic north-west Europe : a population perspective / Rick J. Schulting and Linda Fibiger -- Mass graves of the LBK : patterns and peculiarities / Christian Meyer, Christian Lohr, Olaf Kürbis, Veit Dresely, Wolfgang Haak, Christina J. Adler, Detlef Gronenborn and Kurt W. Alt -- Revealing our vibrant past : science, materiality and the Neolithic / Oliver J.T. Harris -- Pottery, archaeology and chemistry : contents and context / Jessica Smyth and Richard P. Evershed -- Constructing a narrative for the Neolithic of Britain and Ireland : the use of 'hard science' and archaeological reasoning / Alison Sheridan and Pierre Pétrequin -- Doing science in the Mesolithic, Neolithic and Copper Age : an insider's perspective / John Chapman -- Archaeological science and the Neolithic : the power and perils of proxy measures / Paul Halstead
Control code
891657979
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 450 pages, 12 pages of plates
Isbn
9780197265758
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)891657979
Label
Early farmers : the view from archaeology and science, edited by Alasdair Whittle and Penny Bickle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: integrated and multi-scalar approaches to early farmers in Europe / Penny Bickle and Alasdair Whittle -- The future Neolithic : a new research agenda / John Robb -- Some possible conditions necessary for the colonisation of Europe by domesticates / John C. Barrett -- Multi-agent modeling of the trajectory of the LBK Neolithic : a study in progress / Jean-Pierre Bocquet-Appel, Jérôme Dubouloz, Richard Moussa, Jean-François Berger, Anne Tresset, Elena Ortu, Jean-Denis Vigne, Robin Bendrey, Stéphanie Bréhard, Dominique Schwartz, Aurélie Salavert, Maria Fernanda Sanchez-Goñi, Damien Ertlen, Yoann Gauvry, Gourguen Davtian, Marc Vander Linden, Eva Lenneis, Lorette Noiret, Agnès Guillaumont and Martin O'Connor -- Ancient DNA evidence for a homogeneous maternal gene pool in sixth millennium cal BC Hungary and the Central European LBK / Anna Szécsényi-Nagy, Victoria Keerl, János Jakucs, Guido Brandt, Eszter Bánffy and Kurt W. Alt -- Settlement burials at the Karsdorf LBK site, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany : biological ties and residential mobility / Guido Brandt, Corina Knipper, Nicole Nicklisch, Robert Ganslmeier, Mechthild Klamm and Kurt W. Alt -- Cattle and sheep herding at Cheia, Romania, at the turn of the fifth millennium cal BC : a view from stable isotope analysis / Marie Balasse, Carlos Tornero, Stéphanie Bréhard, Joël Ughetto-Monfrin, Valentina Voinea and Adrian Bălăşescu -- 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 -- Linear pottery culture household organisation : an economic model / Lamys Hachem and Caroline Hamon -- Framing farming : a multi-stranded approach to early agricultural practice in Europe / Amy Bogaard -- Stewing on a theme of cuisine : biomolecular and interpretative approaches to culinary changes at the transition to agriculture / Hayley Saul, Aikaterini Glykou and Oliver E. Craig -- Life conditions and health in early farmers : a global perspective on costs and consequences of a fundamental transition / Clark Spencer Larsen -- Biographical bodies : flesh and food at Çatalhöyük / Jessica Pearson and Lynn Meskell -- Neolithic lifeways : microstratigraphic traces within houses, animal pens and settlements / Wendy Matthews, Lisa-Marie Shillito, Sarah Elliott, Ian D. Bull and James Williams -- Violence in Neolithic north-west Europe : a population perspective / Rick J. Schulting and Linda Fibiger -- Mass graves of the LBK : patterns and peculiarities / Christian Meyer, Christian Lohr, Olaf Kürbis, Veit Dresely, Wolfgang Haak, Christina J. Adler, Detlef Gronenborn and Kurt W. Alt -- Revealing our vibrant past : science, materiality and the Neolithic / Oliver J.T. Harris -- Pottery, archaeology and chemistry : contents and context / Jessica Smyth and Richard P. Evershed -- Constructing a narrative for the Neolithic of Britain and Ireland : the use of 'hard science' and archaeological reasoning / Alison Sheridan and Pierre Pétrequin -- Doing science in the Mesolithic, Neolithic and Copper Age : an insider's perspective / John Chapman -- Archaeological science and the Neolithic : the power and perils of proxy measures / Paul Halstead
Control code
891657979
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 450 pages, 12 pages of plates
Isbn
9780197265758
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)891657979

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