Eurasia in Prehistory by Oxbow publishers (2008)

Living Well Together?

Settlement and Materiality in the Neolithic
of South-East and Central Europe

Edited by Douglass Bailey, Alasdair Whittle and
Daniela Hofmann
What is the book about? (external link to David Brown Book Co.)

Overview by Lolita Nikolova (internal link)

Table of Contents

Living well together? Questions of definition and scale in the Neolithic of south-east and central Europe,
by Douglass Bailey and Alasdair Whittle  1

Ilipinar and Mentese: early settlement in the eastern Marmara region,
by Jacob Roodenberg and Songul Alpaslan-Roodenberg         8

Household dynamics and variability in the Neolithic of Greece: the case for a bottom-up approach,
by Stella Souvatzi         17

Tell settlements: a pattern of landscape occupation in the Lower Danube,
by Radian-Romus Andreescu and Pavel Mirea        28

Late Neolithic spatial differentiation at Polgr-Csoszhalom, eastern Hungary,
by Pal Raczky and Alexandra Anders        35

Uivar: a late Neolithic-early eneolithic fortified tell site in western Romania,
by Wolfram Schier        54

Meet the ancestors: settlement histories in the Neolithic,
by John Chapman 68

The view from the village: the context of tell mapping and habitual visibility,
by Steven Trick        81

Early Neolithic pottery production in Romania: Gura Baciului and Seusa La-Cararea Morii (Transylvania),
by Michela Spataro    91                                        

Material culture traditions and identity,
by Elisabetta Starnini        101

Sedentary Pastoral gatherers in the Early Neolithic: Architectural, botanical, and zoological evidence for mobile
economies from Foeni-Sales, south-west Romania,
by Haskel J. Greenfield and Tina Jongsma        108

Crop husbandry and its social significance in the Koros and LBK cultures,
by Amy Bogaard, Joanna Bending and Glynis Jones        131

Inter-generational transmission of culture and LBK Origins: some indications fromeastern-central Europe,
by Alena Lukes and Marek Zvelebil        139

The boundary in western Transdanubia: variations of migration and adaptation,
by Eszter Banffy        151

Perspectives on the beginnings of the earliest LBK in east-central Europe,
by Eva Lenneis        164
© 2009 International Institute
of Anthropology

© 2009 Lolita Nikolova, PhD
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Other recent books and articles on Neolithic of Southeast and Central Europe

Bailey, Douglass. 2007. Balkan Prehistory. Kindle edition.

Bailey, Douglass W. 2005. Prehistoric figurines. Representation and Corporeality in the Neolithic. Routledge. London
and New York. (
Kindle Edition 2007)

Gergova, Diana (Main editor). 2008. Archaeological Discoveries and Excavations during 2007. Bulgarian Academy of
Sciences. National Archaeological Institute with Museum. Sofia. 790 p.

Gheorghiu, Dragos. 2008. Stratified Society in the South-Eastern European Chalcolithic. In The Archaeology of
Semiotics and the Social Order of Things, edited by George Nash and George Children. Oxford: BAR.  BAR
International Series 1833.

Kreen-Leeb, Alexandra, Karina Grömer and Peter Stadler, eds. 2006.
Ein Lächeln für die Jungsteinzeit. Festschrift für
Elisabeth Ruttkay, edited by . Archäeologie Österreichs 17/2/2006

Nikolov, Vasil, ed. 2008. Praistoricheski solodobiven tsentur Provadia-Solnitsata. Razkopki 2005-2007. (Provadia-
Solnitsata Prehistoric Salt-Producing Center. The 2005-2007 Excavation Seasons). National Institute of Archaeology
and Museum. Sofia.

Nikolova, Lolita. 2008. Toward the Development of the Balkan Cultural-Chronological Scheme of the Neolithic and
Copper Age (in Bulgarian with English Abstract). In: Gergova, Diana, resp. ed. Phosphorion. Studia on Honorem
Mariae Cicikova, 48-65. Professor Marin Drinov Academic Publishing House. Sofia.

Nikolova, Lolita, John Fritz and Jude Higgins, eds. 2005. Prehistoric Archaeology & Anthropological Theory and
Education. International Institute of Anthropology. Salt Lake City & Karlovo. Reports of Prehistoric Research
Projects 6-7.

Articles online on Neolithic of Southeast Europe:

Bentley, R. Alexander, Lounes Chikhi and Douglas T. Price.   2003 The Neolithic transition in Europe: comparing
broad scale genetic and local scale isotopic evidence. (Research)
Publication: Antiquity
Date: Saturday, March 1 2003

Biagi Paolo and Michela Spataro, 2005. New Observations of the Radiocarbon Chronology of the Starčevo-Criş and
Körös Cultures, in Nikolova L. et al., eds., Nikolova L. et al., eds, Prehistoric Archaeology & Anthropological Theory
and Education, 35-40. International Institute of Anthropology, 121-122. Salt Lake City & Karlovo. Reports of
Prehistoric Research Projects 6-7. (link to a
.pdf file)

Biagi Paolo, Stephen Shennan and Michela Spataro. 2005. Rapid Rivers and Slow Seas? New Data for the
Radiocarbon Chronology of the Balkan Peninsula, in Nikolova L. et al., eds, Prehistoric Archaeology & Anthropological
Theory and Education, 41-50. International Institute of Anthropology. Salt Lake City & Karlovo. Reports of
Prehistoric Research Projects 6-7. [link to a
.pdf file]

Nikolova, Lolita. 2007. Toward Evolutionary Model of Gradual Development of Social Complexity among the Neolithic
Pottery Communities in the Balkans (Cultural-Chronological and Cultural-Anthropological Problems). In: Spataro,
Michela and Paolo Biagi (eds), "A Short Walk through the Balkans", 89-102. Società per la preistoria e protostoria
della regione Fruili-Venezia Guilia. Quaderno 12
Review by Malcolm
Lillie Antiquity vol. 83,
320 (June 2009)