Oxbow Books is pleased to announce the publication of The Neolithic of Europe in honour of Alasdair Whittle and his retirement. The book was presented to Professor Whittle at a surprise event last week.
Alasdair Whittle is a distinguished Professor of Archaeology, and specialised in the Neolithic period in Britain and Europe at Cardiff University for many years. He has researched a wide range of themes and questions, as well as excavating Britain, Hungary and Germany.
Alasdair has gained an international reputation as a leading scholar on the British and European Neolithic. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a founding Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, a former Vice-President of the Prehistoric Society, and a co-editor of the Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society from 1998 to 1994.
His work has taken him on a wide-ranging journey across Neolithic Britain and Europe, from the far north in Shetland, to the Wessex chalk around Avebury, to the East Anglian fens, and more recently to south-eastern and central Europe (Hungary and Bavaria).
The Neolithic of Europe comprises eighteen specially commissioned papers on prehistoric archaeology, written by leading international scholars. The coverage is broad, ranging geographically from south-east Europe to Britain and Ireland and chronologically from the Neolithic to the Iron Age, but with a decided focus on the former. Several papers discuss new scientific approaches to key questions in Neolithic research, while others offer interpretive accounts of aspects of the archaeological record.
Thematically, the main foci are on Neolithisation; the archaeology of Neolithic daily life, settlements and subsistence; as well as monuments and aspects of worldview. A number of contributions highlight the recent impact of techniques such as isotopic analysis and statistically modelled radiocarbon dates on our understanding of mobility, diet, lifestyles, events and historical processes. The volume is presented to celebrate the enormous impact that Alasdair Whittle has had on the study of prehistory, especially the European and British Neolithic, and his rich career in archaeology.
The Neolithic of Europe: Papers in Honour of Alasdair Whittle
Edited by Penny Bickle, Vicki Cummings, Daniela Hofmann & Joshua Pollard
The Neolithic of Europe highlights recent advances in theoretical approaches to the Neolithic of Europe, and explores new approaches to Neolithisation, the archaeology of Neolithic daily life, settlements and subsistence. It highlights the recent impact of techniques such as isotopic analysis and statistically modeled radiocarbon dates on our understanding of mobility, diet, lifestyles, events and historical processes.
The Neolithic of Europe is now available from Oxbow Books.
9781785706547 | Hardback | 340pp | £48
PRE-PUBLICATION PRICE: £36.00
Pre-publication price is valid until 30th June 2017.
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