Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition

The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition

Websites and blogs

http://www.neolithicsteppingstones.org/

 

Books

Whittle, A. and  Cummings, V. (Eds.) (2007) Going Over: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in Europe.  London: British Academy.

Articles

Allen, M.J. and Gardiner, J. (2002) A sense of time: cultural markers in the Mesolithic of southern England.  In: B. David and M. Wilson (eds.) Inscribed Landscapes: Marking and Making Place, 139-53.  Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Bonsall, C., Anderson, D.E. and Macklin, M.G. (2002) The Mesolithic–Neolithic transition in western Scotland and its European context. Documenta Praehistorica Vol. 29: 1–19.

Bradley, R. (2008) The end of the beginning: changing configurations in the British and Irish Neolithic.  Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia 40, 43-50.

Cleal, R. (2004) The dating and diversity of the earliest ceramics in Wessex and south-west England. In: R. Cleal and J. Pollard (eds.) Monuments and Material Culture: Papers on Neolithic and Bronze Age Britain in Honour of Isobel Smith, 164-92.  East Knoyle: Hobnob Press.

Cummings, V. and Harris, O. (2011) Animals, people and places: the continuity of hunting and gathering practices across the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in Britain.  European Journal of Archaeology 14, 361-82.

Garrow, D. and Sturt, F. (2011) Grey waters bright with Neolithic argonauts? Maritime connections and the Mesolithic–Neolithic transition within the ‘western seaways’ of Britain, c. 5000–3500 BC.  Antiquity 85, 59-72.

Larsson, M. and Debert, J. (Eds.) (2013). NW Europe in Transition – The Early Neolithic in Britain and South Sweden. Oxford: Archaeopress/BAR Intl Series 2475.

Milner, N. (2010) Subsistence at 4000-3700 cal. BC: landscapes of change or continuity? In: B. Finlayson and G. Warren (eds.) Landscapes in Transition, 46-54.  Oxford: Oxbow.

Richards, M.P. (2003) Explaining the dietary isotope evidence for the rapid adoption of the Neolithic in Britain. In: M. Parker Pearson (ed.) Food, Culture and Identity in the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age, 31-6.  Oxford: British Archaeological Reports S1117.

Rowley-Conwy, P. (2004) How the west was lost: a reconsideration of agricultural origins in Britain, Ireland, and southern Scandinavia.  Current Anthropology 45s, 83-113.

Schulting, R.  (2000) New AMS dates from the Lambourn long barrow and the question of the earliest Neolithic in southern England: repacking the Neolithic package?  Oxford Journal of Archaeology 19, 25-35.

Schulting, R. (2004) An Irish Sea change: some implications for the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition.  In: V. Cummings and C. Fowler (eds.) The Neolithic of the Irish Sea: Materiality and Traditions of Practice, 22-8.  Oxford: Oxbow Books.

Schulting R. J. and Richards M. P. (2002). The Wet, the Wild and the Domesticated: the Mesolithic – Neolithic Transition On the West Coast of Scotland. European Journal of Archaeology Vol. 5(2): 147-189

Sheridan, A. (2003).  Ireland’s earliest ‘passage’ tombs: a French connection? In G. Burenhult (ed.), Stones and bones: formal disposal of the dead in Atlantic Europe during the Mesolithic-Neolithic interface 6000-3000 BC. pp. 9-27. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports International Series 1201

Sheridan, A. (2010) The Neolithization of Britain and Ireland: the ‘big picture’. In: B. Finlayson and G. Warren (eds.) Landscapes in Transition, 89-105.  Oxford: Oxbow.

Sheridan, J A (2011a) Comments on V Cummings & O Harris, Animals, people and places: the continuity of hunting and gathering practices across the Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in Britain. European Journal of Archaeology, 14 (3). pp. 389-391

Sheridan, J A (2011b) The Early Neolithic of south-west England: new insights and new questions. In: Recent archaeological work in South Western Britain. British Archaeological Reports: British Series (548). Archaeopress, Oxford, pp. 21-40.

Thomas, J.S. (2003) Thoughts on the ‘repacked’ Neolithic revolution.  Antiquity 77, 67-74.

Thomas, J.S. (2004) Recent debates on the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in Britain and Ireland.  Documenta Praehistorica 31, 113-30.

Thomas, J.S. (2008) The Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in Britain.  In: J. Pollard (ed.) Prehistoric Britain, 58-89.  Oxford: Blackwell.

Whittle, A. (2004) Stone that float in the sky: portal dolmens and their landscapes of memory and myth. In: V. Cummings and C. Fowler (eds.) The Neolithic of the Irish Sea: Materiality and Traditions of Practice, 81-90.  Oxford: Oxbow.

Woodman, P. (2000) Getting back to basics: transitions to farming in Ireland and Britain.  In: T.D. Price (ed.) Europe’s First Farmers, 219-59.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Woodman, P. and McCarthy, M. (2003) Contemplating some awful(ly interesting) vistas: importing cattle and red deer into prehistoric Ireland.  In: I. Armit, E. Murphy, E. Nelis and D. Simpson (eds.) Neolithic Settlement in Ireland and Western Britain, 31-9.  Oxford: Oxbow.

Zvelebil, M. (1989) On the transition to farming in Europe, or what was spreading with the Neolithic.   Antiquity 63, 379-83.

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