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    DescriptionFarmers made a sudden and dramatic appearance in Greece around 7000 BC, bringing with them new ceramics and crafts, and establishing settled villages. They were Europe's first farmers, and their settlements provide the link between the first agricultural communities in the Near East and the subsequent spread of the new technologies to the Balkans and on to Western Europe. In this 2001 book, Catherine Perles argues that the stimulus for the spread of agriculture to Europe was a colonisation movement involving small groups of maritime peoples. Drawing evidence from a wide range of archaeological sources, including often neglected 'small finds', and introducing daring new perspectives on funerary rituals and the distribution of figurines, she constructs a complex and subtle picture of early Neolithic societies, overturning the traditional view that these societies were simple and self-sufficient.

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    The Early Neolithic in Greece
    The First Farming Communities in Europe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Catherine Perles, By (author) Gerard Monthel, Illustrated by Gerard Monthel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 372
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521000277
    ISBN 10: 0521000270

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    LC classification: GN776.22.G8 P47 2001
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    68 b/w illus. 17 maps 11 tables
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    01 November 2001
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    Author Information
    Catherine Perles is Professor in the Department of Ethnology at the University of Paris. Her recent publications include Prehistoire du feu (1977), Les industries lithiques taillees de Franchthi (3 vols., 1987, 1990, in press) and 'Greek Neolithic: a new review' (co-authored with J.-P. Demoule, 1993).
    Review quote
    'It is refreshing to read an excellent archaeological study written in clear language, rather than someone's second-rate storytelling.' Antiquity
    Table of contents
    1. The land and its resources: the geographic context; 2. The Mesolithic background; 3. The introduction of farming: local processes, diffusion or colonization?; 4. Foreign colonists: where from?; 5. The earliest Neolithic deposits: 'aceramic', 'pre-pottery' or 'ceramic'?; 6. The spread of the Early Neolithic in Greece: chronological and geographical aspects; 7. A case study in Early Neolithic settlement patterns: Eastern Thessaly; 8. Early Neolithic subsistence economy: the domestic and the wild; 9. The Early Neolithic village; 10. Craft specialization: the contrasting cases of chipped stone tools, pottery and ornaments; 11. A variety of daily crafts; 12. Ritual interaction? The miniature world of 'dolls or deities'; 13. Interacting with the dead: from the disposal of the body to funerary rituals; 14. Interactions among the living.