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Pots, Farmers and Foragers

Pottery traditions and social interaction in the earliest Neolithic of the Lower Rhine Area

B. Vanmontfort, L.P. Louwe Kooijmans, L. Amkreutz, L. Verhart
01 January 2010
Pots, Farmers and Foragers. Pottery traditions and social itneraction in the earliest Neolithic of the Lower Rhine Area.


Edited by Bart Vanmontfort (research fellow in prehistory at Leuven University, Belgium), Leendert P. Louwe Kooijmans (emeritus professor in prehistory, Leiden University), Luc Amkreutz (curator prehistory of the Netherlands National Museum of Antiquities at Leiden) , Leo Verhart (curator archaeology and early history of the Limburgs Museum at Venlo.

ISBN 978 90 8728 086 4

In Pots, Farmers and Foragers the contributing 24 European scholars show with evidence a new synthesis of the complex interaction of the the communities of the western part of the North European Plain during early Neolithic.
In the study of the earliest stage of neolithisation pottery plays a key role. The most advanced north-western settlement in the expansion of the central European Linear Pottery culture during the second half of the sixth millennium B.C. is to be found in the Lower Rhine Area. At the same time this is the northernmost extension of the synchronic and enigmatic pottery groups La Hoguette and Limburg. This volume convincingly states that pottery and its associated habits were among the first of the many new societal aspects to be adopted by neighbouring foraging communities.

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