Neolithic Culture

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EAR501 Neolithic Culture

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The course focuses on the civilizations of the Neolithic period (~ 9000-3000 BC). Τhe beginnings of the Neolithic in the Middle East and the processes that led to permanent dwelling, agriculture and livestock farming are presented. The expansion of the Neolithic lifestyle is outlined with reference to important sites in Anatolia, Cyprus and the Syro-Palestine region. Neolithic sites in Greece are presented, with an emphasis on architecture and material culture (tools, pottery, figurines, jewelry). In addition, the social units of the community and the household are approached as key components of the Neolithic society and evidence are provided on the exchange networks of the period. The research problems of the Final Neolithic are addressed and the transition to the Bronze Age is briefly described.

  • The Neolithic period. Basic concepts
  • The Mesolithic backgrounds
  • Neolithic way of production
  • Organization and use of space in the Early Neolithic
  • Material culture in the Early Neolithic
  • Organization and use of space in the Middle Neolithic
  • Material culture in the Middle Neolithic
  • Organization and use of space in the Modern Neolithic
  • Material Culture in the Late Neolithic
  • Final Neolithic and the transition to the Bronze Age
  • Economy, networks and exchange
  • Archaeological indicators of ritual and cult

Course outline

Companions

  1. Νεολιθικός πολιτισμός, Δημ. Ρ. Θεοχάρης (Eudoxus code: 59376247)
  2. Νεολιθικός πολιτισμός, Καραλή Ιουλία (Eudoxus code: 12759389)
  3. Πριν από την ιστορία., Τουλούμης Κοσμάς (Eudoxus code: 5772)