Balkan Prehistory: Exclusion, Incorporation and Identity

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Social Science - 350 pages
Douglass Bailey's volume fills the huge gap that existed for a comprehensive synthesis, in English, of the archaeology of the Balkans between 6,500 and 2,000 BC; much research on the prehistory of Eastern Europe was inaccessible to a western audience before now, because of linguistic barriers.
Bailey argues against traditional interpretations of the period, which focus on the origins of agriculture and animal breeding. He demonstrates that this was a period when monumental social and material changes occurred in the lives of the people in this region, with new technologies and ways of displaying identity.
Balkan Prehistory will be required reading for everyone studying the Neolithic, Copper and early Bronze Ages of Eastern Europe.
 

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Contents

Fundamentol changes in living
6
the Balkans before 6500 BC
15
Building social environments 65005500 BC
39
in southcentral Bulgatia
51
potrery conrainers
76
Other forms of expressive matenal culture
94
features from Achilleion phase lV
98
Nonrepresentational visually expressive matenal culture
107
Managing the living envitonment I 77
191
Expressive matenal culture
209
Cabarevo b flat copper axe from Devebargan
212
Chaprer conclusions
236
Matenal culture
250
Siragroi phases lV and V
251
exclusion incorporation
263
1ilusion within the post6500 BC Balkans
283

Flaked stone tools
124
Chapter conclusions
151
on belly from Drama
185

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