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Historical Archaeologies of Transhumance across Europe

Historical Archaeologies of Transhumance across Europe

Forthcoming

Eugene Costello, Eva Svensson
March 23, 2018

Transhumance is a form of pastoralism that has been practised around the world since animals were first domesticated. It can vary greatly in scale and nature but most definitions would agree that it involves the seasonal movement of people and livestock between different environmental zones, for...

Conflict Archaeology: Materialities of Collective Violence from Prehistory to Late Antiquity

Conflict Archaeology: Materialities of Collective Violence from Prehistory to Late Antiquity

Forthcoming

Manuel Fernández-Götz, Nico G. A. M. Roymans
December 07, 2017

In the past two decades, conflict archaeology has become firmly established as a relatively new and 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...

Assembling Çatalho¨yük RPD

Assembling Çatalho¨yük RPD

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...

Isotopic Investigations of Pastoralism in Prehistory

Isotopic Investigations of Pastoralism in Prehistory

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...

Going West?: The Dissemination of Neolithic Innovations between the Bosporus and the Carpathians

Going West?: The Dissemination of Neolithic Innovations between the Bosporus and the Carpathians

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,...

Trypillia Mega-Sites and European Prehistory: 4100-3400 BCE

Trypillia Mega-Sites and European Prehistory: 4100-3400 BCE

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...

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