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177 pages

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Published Jul 2015

Archaeopress Archaeology


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Connecting Networks: Characterising Contact by Measuring Lithic Exchange in the European Neolithic

Edited by Tim Kerig, Stephen Shennan

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This volume brings together a group of peer reviewed papers, most of them presented at a workshop held at University College London, 15-17 October 2011, as part of the European Research Council (ERC) funded project Cultural Evolution of Neolithic Europe (EUROEVOL 2010-2015).



Introduction Key raw materials for Neolithic shoe-last celts and axes in Central Europe: their sources and distribution (Antonín Přichystal) Long-distance distribution of raw materials for chipped stone artefacts in the Neolithic of Central Europe (Moravia and eastern Austria) in the 6th and 5th millennia BC (Inna Mateiciucová and Gerhard Trnka) Raw materials exchange as part of a network: the case study of the LBK Middle Mosel area (Anne Hauzeur) The ‘Rijckholt’ Connection: Neolithic extraction and circulation of Lanaye flints (Marjorie E.Th. de Grooth) Flint exchange in time and space: a study of Middle Neolithic assemblages from Western Germany and beyond (Kathrin Nowak) Stones on the move: the contribution of microwear analysis for understanding the Neolithisation process (Annelou van Gijn) The circulation of flint raw materials in northern France and Belgium during the Early Neolithic (Pierre Allard and Solène Denis) Flint productions and distribution networks at the end of the 5th and the beginning of the 4th millennia BC in north-western France and western Belgium (Françoise Bostyn) Projet JADE 2. ‘Object-signs’ and social interpretations of Alpine jade axeheads in the European Neolithic: theory and methodology (Pierre Pétrequin, Alison Sheridan, Estelle Gauthier, Serge Cassen, Michel Errera and Lutz Klassen) Chert from the Rein Basin (Styria, Austria): Prehistoric use and distribution (Michael Brandl, Maria M. Martinez, Daniel Modl and Estella Weiss-Krejci) A radiocarbon chronology of European flint mines suggests a link to population patterns (Tim Kerig, Kevan Edinborough, Sean Downey and Stephen Shennan)