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The Birth of Neolithic Britain: An Interpretive Account

Julian Thomas


The beginning of the Neolithic in Britain is a topic of perennial interest in archaeology, marking the end of a hunter-gatherer way of life with the introduction of domesticated plants and animals, pottery, polished stone tools, and a range of new kinds of monuments, including earthen long barrows and megalithic tombs. Every year, numerous new articles are published on different aspects of the topic, ranging from diet and subsistence economy to population movement, architecture, and seafaring. This book offers a treatment that synthesizes all of this material, presenting a coherent argument to ... More

Keywords: Neolithic, hunter-gatherer, diet, subsistence, economy, population movement, architecture, seafaring, Mesolithic background, material culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199681969
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199681969.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julian Thomas, author
Professor of Archaeology, University of Manchester