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Early Farmers, Late Foragers, and Ceramic Traditions

On the Beginning of Pottery in the Near East and Europe

Editor(s): Dragoş Gheorghiu

Book Description

This work presents the most recent views on a subject of primordial importance for all students of history: the understanding of humankind’s process of becoming, viewed through the study of the beginnings of pottery in the late forager, and early farmer societies of Europe.

It is a collection of essays, by some of the prominent European scholars and young dynamic archaeologists whose works focus on the early European and Middle Eastern pottery, intended to present a new perspective on the rise of a new technology in prehistory.

With the breadth, variety and novelty of the approaches presented, “Early farmers, late foragers and ceramic traditions. On the beginning of pottery in Europe” is a fascinating read for scholars, as well as for the public at large.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-0159-1
ISBN-10: 1-4438-0159-3
Date of Publication: 01/02/2009
Pages / Size: 285 / A5
Price: £39.99


Professor Dragos Gheorghiu is an anthropologist and experimental archaeologist whose studies focus on the process of cognition, and material culture, of the Neolithic and Chalcolithic societies of South Eastern Europe. His most recent research is concerned with the reconstruction of prehistoric kilns and wattle and daub buildings.

Professor Gheorghiu is the author of multiple books on archaic technologies, he is the editor and co-editor of a series of publications on pyro-technologies, and has a sustained publication activity on prehistoric material culture in Europe.