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The early Neolithic in Greece : the first farming communities in Europe /

"Farmers made a sudden and dramatic appearance in Greece around 7000 BC, bringing with them domesticated plants and animals, new crafts and techniques, and establishing settled villages. They were Europe's first farmers, but Catherine Perles argues that the stimulus for the spread of agric...

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Main Author: Perle€s, Catherine.
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Series: Cambridge world archaeology.
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Related Items: Print version:: Early Neolithic in Greece.
Table of Contents:
  • The land and its resources: the geographic context
  • The Mesolithic background
  • The introduction of farming: local processes, diffusion or colonization?
  • Foreign colonists: where from?
  • The earliest Neolithic deposits: 'aceramic', 'pre-pottery' or 'ceramic'?
  • The spread of the Early Neolithic in Greece: chronological and geographical aspects
  • A case study in Early Neolithic settlement patterns: eastern Thessaly
  • Early Neolithic subsistence economy: the domestic and the wild
  • The early Neolithic village
  • Craft specialization: the contrasting cases of chipped-stone tools, pottery and ornaments
  • A variety of daily crafts
  • Ritual interaction? The miniature world of 'dolls or deities'
  • Interacting with the dead: from the disposal of the body to funerary rituals
  • Interactions among the living.