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Title Balkan dialogues : negotiating identity between prehistory and the present / edited by Maja Gori and Maria Ivanova
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
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Series Routledge studies in archaeology ; 25
Routledge studies in archaeology ; 25
Contents I. Rethinking groups and cultures -- Later Balkan prehistory : a transcultural perspective / Joseph Maran -- Ethnicity as a form of social organization : notes on the multiplicity of understandings of a contested concept / Hans Peter Hahn -- The transitions between Neolithic and early Bronze Age in Greece, and the "Indo-European problem" / Jean-Paul Demoule -- Let's stop speaking "cultures"! : alternative means to assess historical developments in the prehistoric Balkans / Zoï Tsirtsoni -- A tradition in nine maps : un-layering Niger River polychrome water jars / Olivier P. Gosselain -- II. Identities in transition -- Socio-spatial organisation and early Neolithic expansion in western Anatolia and Greece / Martin Furholt -- Negotiating identities and exchanging values : Neolithic pottery production and circulation in Thessaly / Areti Pentedeka -- Inheritance, population development and social identities : southeast Europe, 5200-4300 BCE / Johannes Müller -- Culinary landscapes and identity in prehistoric Greece : an archaeobotanical exploration / Soultana Valamoti -- III. Frontiers and boundaries -- Neolithic assemblages and spatial boundaries as exemplified through the Neolithic of northwestern Turkey / Mehmet Özdogan -- Cultivating identities : landscape production among early farmers in the southern Balkans / Susan E. Allen -- Erasing boundaries or changing identities? : the transition from early/middle to late Neolithic, new evidence from southern Serbia / Jasna Vukovic -- Practicing archaeology and researching present identities in no man's land : a view from the tri-national Prespa Lake / Maja Gori, Petrika Lera, Stavros Oikonomidis, Aris Papayiannis and Akis Tsonos
Summary "Spatial variation and patterning in the distribution of artefacts are topics of fundamental significance in Balkan archaeology. For decades, archaeologists have classified spatial clusters of artefacts into discrete 'cultures, ' which have been conventionally treated as bound entities and equated with past social or ethnic groups. This timely volume fulfils the need for an up-to-date and theoretically informed dialogue on group identity in Balkan prehistory. Thirteen case studies covering the beginning of the Neolithic to the Middle Bronze Age and written by archaeologists conducting fieldwork in the region, as well as by ethnologists with a research focus on material culture and identity, provide a robust foundation for exploring these issues. Bringing together the latest research, with a particular intentional focus on the central and western Balkans, this collection offers original perspectives on Balkan prehistory with relevance to the neighbouring regions of Eastern and Central Europe, the Mediterranean and Anatolia. Balkan Dialogues challenges long-established interpretations in the field and provides a new, contextualised reading of the archaeological record of this region"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Antiquities, Prehistoric -- Balkan Peninsula
Ethnicity -- Balkan Peninsula -- History -- To 1500
Ethnoarchaeology -- Balkan Peninsula
Group identity -- Balkan Peninsula -- History -- To 1500
Prehistoric peoples -- Balkan Peninsula
Social archaeology -- Balkan Peninsula
Spatial analysis (Statistics) in archaeology -- Balkan Peninsula
Antiquities, Prehistoric.
Group identity.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Manners and customs.
Prehistoric peoples.
Social archaeology.
Spatial analysis (Statistics) in archaeology.
Balkan Peninsula -- Antiquities.
Balkan Peninsula -- Social life and customs
Balkan Peninsula.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Gori, Maja, editor.
Ivanova, Mariya, editor.
ISBN 1315673878