Fundamental Issues in Archaeology

Life in Neolithic Farming Communities

Social Organization, Identity, and Differentiation

Editors: Kuijt, Ian (Ed.)

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Drawing on both the results of recent arhaeological research as well as anthropological theory, leading experts synthesize current thinking on the nature of and variation within Neolithic social arrangements. The authors analyze archaeological data within a range of methodological and theoretical perspectives to reconstruct key aspects of ritual practices, labor organization, and collective social identity at the scale of the household, community, and region.

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"The book should be required reading for anyone interested in the Neolithic."
(Antiquity, 75:289, 2001)
"The list of participants is an impressive "who's who" of research on the Neolithic Near East. This collection of articles presents a fair and clear picture of the research currently being carried out in the discipline, and it is convenient to have them together in the same volume. Scholars and students will find the data presented about various sites and the comprehensive discussions very useful."
(American Antiquity, 66:4, 2001)
"With this volume, Kuijt and his colleagues have succeeded in bringing fully into the light of academic enquiry the debate about the significance of social and symbolic elements in the Neolithic transformation. Future considerations of this episode that focus exclusively on economic and environmental issues will subsequently fall significantly short of the mark."
(Roger Matthews, Institute of Archaeology, University College London; Journal of Anthropological Research, 58, 2002)

 

"The editor has brought together a distinguished line-up of regional specialists. There is much here to stimulate thought." (Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 9:3)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Life in Neolithic Farming Communities

    Kuijt, Ian

    Pages 3-13

  • Early Sedentism in the Near East

    Belfer-Cohen, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 19-38

  • Hallan Çemi and Early Village Organization in Eastern Anatolia

    Rosenberg, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 39-62

  • Households in Transition

    Byrd, Brian F.

    Pages 63-102

  • The Quick and the Dead

    Goring-Morris, Nigel

    Pages 103-136

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Life in Neolithic Farming Communities
Book Subtitle
Social Organization, Identity, and Differentiation
Editors
  • Ian Kuijt
Series Title
Fundamental Issues in Archaeology
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-47166-7
DOI
10.1007/b110503
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-46122-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3317-1
Series ISSN
1567-8040
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 325
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