Process and Dynamics of the Transition to Farming in the Mediterranean (7000 – 5500 BC)

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Das Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte, Kiel, lädt im Rahmen des Archäologischen Kolloquiums im Sommersemester 2021 zu folgendem englischen Online-Vortrag mit anschließender Diskussion ein:

Dr. Thomas Leppard, Aarhus, spricht zum Thema: Process and Dynamics of the Transition to Farming in the Mediterranean (7000 – 5500 BC) 

Why did the farming lifestyle appear and proliferate so rapidly through the Mediterranean basin between 7000 and 5500  BC? Here I review the archaeological and bioarchaeological data pertinent to Mediterranean Neolithization, suggesting that a preponderance of evidence now indicates that this process involved migration — specifically, long-distance, targeted colonization along the north Mediterranean littoral. I argue that this process was driven by rapid fissioning within early farming communities, fissioning in turn caused by competing centrifugal and centripetal economic forces  within small-scale egalitarian groups. I conclude by discussing whether this dynamic is likely to be Mediterranean-specific, or whether it is possible to  trace parallel processes during other global episodes of Neolithization.

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Thema: Archäologisches Kolloquium: Zoom meeting invitation - Talk by Thomas Leppard
Uhrzeit: 21.Juni.2021 06:30 PM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rom, Stockholm, Wien
Zoom-Meeting beitreten:
https://uni-kiel.zoom.us/j/66924690872
Meeting-ID: 669 2469 0872

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