The widening harvest : the Neolithic transition in Europe--looking back, looking forward /
edited by Albert J. Ammerman and Paolo Biagi.
Boston : Archaeological Institute of America, c2003.
xxii, 343 p.
1931909059 (alk. paper)
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Boston : Archaeological Institute of America, c2003.
1931909059 (alk. paper)
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Proceedings of a conference held in Venice, Italy, Oct. 29-31, 1998.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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It is a volume with with many excellent contributions by leading students of the Neolithic transition.'
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Main Description
A collection of the papers presented at "The Neolithic Transition in Europe: Looking Back - Looking Forward," a conference held in Venice in 1998.
Main Description
This volume brings together papers presented at a conference entitled "The Neolithic Transition in Europe: Looking Back - Looking Forward," held in Venice in 1998. Eighteen chapters by a distinguished list of academics address a range of current issues, including: the origins of agriculture; the Neolithic transition in southern, central, and northern Europe; genetic and linguistic aspects of the Neolithic; and future prospects for research and analysis.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. ix
List of Essay Contributorsp. xiii
List of Conference Participantsp. xv
Prefacep. xvii
Looking Backp. 3
The Origins of Agriculture
Investigating Agricultural Transitions: A Comparative Perspectivep. 27
Paradigms and Transitions: Reflections on the Study of the Origins and Spread of Agriculturep. 43
The Abu Hureyra Project: Investigating the Beginning of Farming in Western Asiap. 59
Investigating the Start of Cultivation in Western Eurasia: Studies of Plant Remains from Abu Hureyra on the Euphratesp. 75
Early Domestic Animals in Europe: Imported or Locally Domesticated?p. 99
The Transition in Southern Europe
The Origins of the Greek Neolithic: A Personal Viewp. 121
A Review of the Late Mesolithic in Italy and Its Implication for the Neolithic Transitionp. 133
Radiocarbon Dating and Interpretations of the Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in Italyp. 157
Aspects de la Neolithisation en Mediterranee et en Francep. 189
The Neolithic Transition in Portugal and the Role of Demic Diffusion in the Spread of Agriculture across West Mediterranean Europep. 207
The Transition in Central and Northern Europe
Origins of the Linear Pottery Complex and the Neolithic Transition in Central Europep. 227
Neolithic Dispersals in Riverine Interior Central Europep. 249
The Arrival of Agriculture in Europe as Seen from the Northp. 273
Human Genes and Languages
Returning to the Neolithic Transition in Europep. 297
European Ancestry: The Mitochondrial Landscapep. 315
The Neolithic Transition in Europe: Linguistic Aspectsp. 327
Looking Forward
Summary of the Discussionp. 337
Two Resolutionsp. 343
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