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

Balkan prehistory 65002500 BC
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exclusion incorporation
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Explanation
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Spatial organization in the middle and upper Palaeolithic
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Where is the Mesolithic?
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Building social environments 65005500 BC
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in southcentral Bulgaria
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3
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Managing the living environment
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on belly from Drama
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Chapter conclusions
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Cabarevo b flat copper axe from Devebargan
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7
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Notes
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TABLES
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features from Achilleion phase IV
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4
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Continuities expansion and acceleration of building
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Index
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