Place and identity: networks of Neolithic communities in Central Europe

  • Roderick B. Salisbury School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester, Leicester
Keywords: community, relationships, geoarchaeology, Neolithic, Carpathian Basin

Abstract

The multi-layered and multi-scalar nature of the term ‘community’ makes it a useful tool for both particularistic studies and cross-cultural comparisons, connecting scales of community to regional scales of settlement, exchange and mobility. This paper explores three general themes of community: community as place, as identity and as network. A case study of Neolithic communities in eastern Hungary and Lower Austria demonstrates a spatial and geoarchaeological approach to understanding the relational aspects of places, networks and identity to develop a social archaeology of communities.

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Published
2012-12-31
How to Cite
Salisbury. B. (2012). Place and identity: networks of Neolithic communities in Central Europe. Documenta Praehistorica, 39, 203-214. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.39.14
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