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Going over : the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in north-west Europe

This wide-ranging collection of essays covers the transformation from Mesolithic hunter-gatherers to Neolithic farmers. Providing an overview of this fundamental change in human society, it offers a comprehensive and authoritative treatment by leading specialists
Print Book, English, 2007
Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007
xv, 632 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
9780197264140, 019726414X
Online version:
Introduction: Transitions and transformations / Alasdair Whittle & Vicki Cummings
From Mesolithic to Neolithic modes of thought / Alan Barnard
From Mesolithic to Early Neolithic in the western Mediterranean / Jean Guilaine & Claire Manen
Neighbours but diverse : social change in north-west Iberia during the transition from the Mesolithic to the Neolithic (5500-4000 cal BC) / Pablo Arias
Beyond the models : 'Neolithisation' in Central Europe / Detlef Gronenborn
Beyond 'migration' versus 'acculturation' : new models for the spread of agriculture / John Robb & Preston Miracle
Mobility, specialisation and community diversity in the Linearbandkeramik : isotopic evidence from the skeletons / Alex Bentley
Exploiting molecular and isotopic signals at the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition / Richard P Evershed
Neolithic cattle domestication as seen from ancient DNA / Ruth Bollongino & Joachim Burger
Substitution of species, techniques and symbols at the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in Western Europe / Anne Tresset & Jean-Denis Vigne
The Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in the Paris Basin : a review / Pierre Allard
Neolithic fragrances : Mesolithic-Neolithic interactions in western France / Grégor Marchand
Changing places : monuments and the Neolithic transition in western France / Chris Scarre
The neolithisation of the Scheldt basin in western Belgium / Philippe Crombé & Bart Vanmontfort
The gradual transition to farming in the Lower Rhine Basin / Leendert P Louwe Kooijmans
Mesolithic myths / Graeme Warren
The Neolithic sensory revolution : monumentality and the experience of landscape / Chris Tilley
Houses, bodies and tombs / Richard Bradley Neolithic farming in Britain and central Europe : contrast or continuity? / Amy Bogaard & Glynis Jones
The temporality of transformation : dating the early development of the southern British Neolithic / Alasdair Whittle
The Thames Valley in the late fifth and early fourth millennium cal BC: the appearance of domestication and the evidence for change / Gill Hey & Alistair Barclay
Mesolithic-Neolithic transitions in Britain : from essence to inhabitation / Julian Thomas
From Picardie to Pickering and Pencraig Hill? New information on the 'Carinated Bowl Neolithic' in northern Britain / Alison Sheridan
From midden to megalith? The Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in western Britain / Vicki Cummings
The Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in western Scotland : a review and new evidence from Tiree / Steven Mithen ... [et al.]
Parallel worlds or multi-stranded identities? Considering the process of 'going over' in Ireland and the Irish Sea zone / Gabriel Cooney
From fish and seal to sheep and cattle : new research into the process of neolithisation in northern Germany / Sönke Hartz, Harald Lübke & Thomas Terberger
Mistrust traditions, consider innovations? The Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in southern Scandinavia / Lars Larsson
Going over : people and their times / Alasdair Whittle