One World Archaeology

Tracking the Neolithic House in Europe

Sedentism, Architecture and Practice

Editors: Hofmann, Daniela, Smyth, Jessica (Eds.)

  • Unique approach to studying the change in society in the Neolithice
  • Examines the issue on an international scale
  • Authors follow a prescribed set of themes to ensure comparison between chapters
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The Neolithic period is noted primarily for the change from hunter-gatherer societies to agriculture, domestication and sedentism. This change has been studied in the past by archaeologists observing the movements of plants, animals and people. But has not been examined by looking at the domestic architecture of the time. Along with tracking the movement of sedentism, Neolithic houses are also able to show researchers the beginnings of cultural identity, group representation through the construction and decoration of these structures. Additionally as agriculture moved west and north in this era, the architecture and material culture shows this change and its significance. Chapters are arranged chronologically so that authors can address differences and similarities of their region to neighboring ones. To ensure continuity, authors have framed the chapters around the following considerations: construction materials and architectural characteristics; how houses facilitated or perpetua

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“This is an excellent volume that will be of considerable use to anyone studying the European Neolithic. It is a useful first port of call for students and researchers finding their way into the relevant literature and key sites within a particular region, and it also offers an overview, both in the thematic papers and in the sum of the regional case histories, of the entire phenomenon across Europe.” (Mike Parker Pearson, Journal of Anthropological Research, Vol. 70, 2014)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction: Dwelling, Materials, Cosmology—Transforming Houses in the Neolithic

    Hofmann, Daniela (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Houses and Households: a Near Eastern Perspective

    Goring-Morris, A. Nigel (et al.)

    Pages 19-44

  • Diversity, Uniformity and the Transformative Properties of the House in Neolithic Greece

    Souvatzi, Stella

    Pages 45-64

  • Embodied Houses: the Social and Symbolic Agency of Neolithic Architecture in the Republic of Macedonia

    Naumov, Goce

    Pages 65-94

  • Houses in the Archaeology of the Tripillia—Cucuteni Groups

    Burdo, Natalia (et al.)

    Pages 95-115

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Hardcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tracking the Neolithic House in Europe
Book Subtitle
Sedentism, Architecture and Practice
Editors
  • Daniela Hofmann
  • Jessica Smyth
Series Title
One World Archaeology
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5289-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5289-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5288-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9557-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-2157-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 408
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