Dance in Prehistoric Europe

  • Yosef Garfinkel Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Keywords: prehistoric dance, Upper Paleolithic, Neolithic, decorated pottery, figurines

Abstract

Indications for dancing activities in prehistoric Europe appeared as early as modern humans, at the start of the Upper Palaeolithic era. However, only limited data are available for this stage. In the Neolithic period, evidence for dancing appeared at many more sites, but the territory is confined to south-eastern Europe. The dancing in this case is probably part of the ‘Neolithic pack- age’, which diffused from the Near East.

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Published
2010-12-31
How to Cite
Garfinkel, Y. (2010). Dance in Prehistoric Europe. Documenta Praehistorica, 37, 205-214. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.37.18
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