Conflict Archaeology: Materialities of Collective Violence from Prehistory to Late Antiquity
Assembling Çatalhöyük RPD
Eugene Costello, Eva Svensson
March 13, 2018
Transhumance is a form of pastoralism that has been practised around the world since animals were first domesticated. Such seasonal movements have formed an important aspect of many European farming systems for several thousand years, although they have declined markedly since the nineteenth...
Manuel Fernández-Götz, Nico Roymans
December 27, 2017
In the past two decades, conflict archaeology has become firmly established as a promising field of research, as reflected in publications, symposia, conference sessions and fieldwork projects. It has its origins in the study of battlefields and other conflict-related phenomena in the modern Era,...
Ian Hodder, Arkadiusz Marciniak
October 12, 2017
Assembling Çatalhöyük, like archaeological remains, can be read in a number of ways. At one level the volume reports on the exciting new discoveries and advances that are being made in the understanding of the 9000 year-old Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük. The site has long been central to debates...
Alicia R. Ventresca Miller, Cheryl A. Makarewicz
September 14, 2017
Pastoralists were a vital economic and social force in ancient societies around the globe, transforming landscapes poorly suited for agriculture into spaces of vast productive potential while simultaneously connecting mobile and sedentary communities alike across considerable distances. Drawing...
Agathe Reingruber, Zoï Tsirtsoni, Petranka Nedelcheva
May 08, 2017
Going West? uses the latest data to question how the Neolithic way of life was diffused from the Near East to Europe via Anatolia. The transformations of the 7th millennium BC in western Anatolia undoubtedly had a significant impact on the neighboring regions of southeast Europe. Yet the nature,...
Johannes Müller, Knut Rassmann, Mykhailo Videiko
July 20, 2016
In European prehistory population agglomerations of more than 10,000 inhabitants per site are a seldom phenomenon. A big surprise to the archaeological community was the discovery of Trypillia mega-sites of more than 250 hectares and with remains of more than 2000 houses by a multidisciplinary...