58 black & white illustrations, 7 black & white tables
Maja Gori, Maria Ivanova
Table Of Contents
Balkan Dialogues. Negotiating Identity between Prehistory and The Present Maja Gori and Maria Ivanova I. Rethinking Groups and Cultures 1. Later Balkan Prehistory: A Transcultural Perspective Joseph Maran 2. Ethnicity as a Form of Social Organization. Notes on the multiplicity of understandings of a contested concept Hans Peter Hahn 3. The transitions between Neolithic and Early Bronze Age in Greece, and the Indo-European problem Jean-Paul Demoule 4. Let's stop speaking cultures ! Alternative means to assess historical developments in the prehistoric Balkans Zoi Tsirtsoni 5. A tradition in nine maps. Un-layering Niger River polychrome water jars Olivier P. Gosselain II. Identities in Transition 6. Socio-spatial organisation and early Neolithic expansion in Western Anatolia and Greece Martin Furholt 7. Negotiating identities and exchanging values: Neolithic pottery production and circulation in Thessaly Areti Pentedeka 8. Inheritance, population development and social identities: Southeast Europe 5200-4300 BCE Johannes Muller 9. Culinary landscapes and identity in prehistoric Greece: an archaeobotanical exploration Soultana Valamoti III. Frontiers and Boundaries 10. Neolithic Assemblages and Spatial Boundaries As Exemplified through the Neolithic of Northwestern Turkey Mehmet Ozdogan 11. Cultivating Identities: Landscape Production among Early Farmers in the Southern Balkans Susan E. Allen 12. Erasing Boundaries or Changing Identities? The Transition from Early/Middle to Late Neolithic, New Evidence from Southern Serbia Jasna Vukovic 13. 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
Maja Gori works as postdoctoral researcher at the National Research Council of Italy (IRISS-CNR). Before this appointment she worked as adjunct faculty member at the University of Heidelberg. Her research interests comprise uses of past in identity building, ceramic technology, mobility, and connectivity in the Mediterranean. Maria Ivanova is lecturer in Prehistoric Archaeology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, where she studies the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age of Eastern and Central Europe, with a particular focus on ancient technology, spheres of exchange, the transmission of technology across Eurasia, and prehistoric warfare and violence.