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Chapter 1. Communities, Landscapes, and Interaction: An Introduction
Evita Kalogiropoulou and Apostolos Sarris

PART I: COMMUNITIES, SOCIAL SPACES, AND DIMENSIONS OF NEOLITHIC LIFEWAYS (AND DEATH)

Chapter 2. The Transition from the Mesolithic to the Neolithic in a Circum-Aegean Perspective: Concepts and Narratives
Agathe Reingruber

Chapter 3. Opening a New Frontier in the Study of Neolithic Settlement Patterns of Eastern Thessaly, Greece
Apostolos Sarris, Tuna Kalayci, François-Xavier Simon, Jamieson Donato, Carmen Cuenca García, Meropi Manataki, Gianluca Cantoro, Ian Moffat, Evita Kalogiropoulou, Georgia Karampatso, Kayt Armstrong, Nassos Argyriou, Sylviane Dederix, Cristina Manzetti, Nikos Nikas, Konstantinos Vouzaxakis, Vasso Rondiri, Polyxeni Arachoviti, Kalliopi Almatzi, Despina Efstathiou, and Evangelia Stamelou

Chapter 4. A Road to Variation: Diversity among Neolithic Settlements in Central Macedonia, Greece
Maria Pappa, Stratos Nanoglou, and Melina Efthymiadou

Chapter 5. An Investigation of Neolithic Settlement Pattern and Plant Exploitation at Dikili Tash: Reconsidering Old and New Data from the late 5th Millennium B.C. Settlement
Dimitra Malamidou, Maria Ntinou, Soultana-Maria Valamoti, Zoï Tsirtsoni, Haïdo Koukouli-Chrysanthaki, and Pascal Darcque

Chapter 6. Koutroulou Magoula in Pthiotida, Central Greece: a Middle Neolithic Tell site in Context
Yannis Hamilakis, Nina Kyparissi-Apostolika, Thomas Loughlin, Tristan Carter, James Cole, Yorgos Facorellis, Stella Katsarou, Aggeliki Kaznesi, Areti Pentedeka, Vasileios Tsamis, and Nicolas Zorzin

Chapter 7. The Environment and Interactions of Neolithic Halai
John E. Coleman, Evangelia Karimali, Lilian Karali, Melanie Fillios, Charlotte Diffey, Petra Vaiglova, Amy Bogaard, Jayme Joos, and Effie Angeli

Chapter 8. Diros in Context: Alepotrypa Cave and Ksagounaki Promontory in the Neolithic Period
William Parkinson, Anastasia Papathanasiou, Michael Galaty, Daniel Pullen, Panagiotis Karkanas, and Giorgos Papathanassopoulos

Chapter 9. Visviki Magoula Revisited: Comparing Past Excavations' Data to Recent Geophysical Research
Eva Alram-Stern, Apostolos Sarris, Konstantinos Vouzaxakis, Kalliopi Almatzi, Polyxeni Arachoviti, Vasso Rondiri, Despina Efstathiou, Evangelia Stamelou, Carmen Cuenca García, Tuna Kalayci, François-Xavier Simon, Gianluca Cantoro, Jamieson Donati, and Meropi Manataki

Chapter 10.  Kouphovouno (Laconia): Some Thoughts about the Settlement Pattern at the end of the Middle Neolithic
Josette Renard and William Cavanagh

Chapter 11. Pictures of Home: Regional Perspectives into the Neolithic Building Technology of Northern Greece
Dimitris Kloukinas

Chapter 12. Communities Interaction and (intended) Land Use in Neolithic Greece: the Testimony of the Defensive Architecture
Tomáš Alušík

Chapter 13. Fluid Landscapes, Bonded People? The Role of Burial Areas as Places for Interaction, Exchange and Deposition during the Final Neolithic Period in Central and Southern Greece
Katerina Psimogiannou

PART II: LANDSCAPE DYNAMICS AND SUBSISTENCE STRATEGIES

Chapter 14. Islands out of the Mainstream: Landscapes of Action, Settlements and Social Identities in the Neolithic Aegean
Evita Kalogiropoulou

Chapter 15. Cycladic or Mainland? The Prehistoric Landscapes of Southern Euboea
Žarko Tankosić and Markos Katsianis

Chapter 16. Human – Landscape Interaction in Neolithic Kephalonia, West Greece: the Dynamic Role of Drakaina Cave within an Insular Environment
Georgia Stratouli and Odysseas Metaxas

Chapter 17. Submerged Neolithic Landscapes off Franchthi Cave: the Measurements from the Terra Submersa Expedition and their Implications
Julien Beck, Dimitris Sakellariou, and Despina Koutsoumba

Chapter 18. Humans, Animals, and the Landscape in Neolithic Koutroulou Magoula, Central Greece: An Approach Through Micromorphology and Plant Remains in Dung
Georgia Koromila, Panagiotis Karkanas, Georgia Kotzamani, Kerry Harris, Yannis Hamilakis, and Nina Kyparissi-Apostolika

Chapter 19. Farming Strategies at Kouphovouno, Lakonia, in the MN-LN periods
William Cavanagh, Josette Renard, Amy Bogaard, Armelle Gardeisen, Jean Cantuel, Petra Vaiglova, and Charlotte Diffey

Chapter 20. Animal Husbandry and the Use of Space in the Greek Sector of the Late Neolithic Settlement of Promachon-Topolnica
George Kazantzis

PART III: INTERACTIONS AND MATERIAL PERSPECTIVES

Chapter 21. Social Interaction in the Farming Communities of Neolithic Greece: Archaeological Perceptions
Nikos Efstratiou

Chapter 22. Patterns in Contemporaneous Ceramic Traditions: Inter-Regional Relations between Thessaly and Macedonia during the Early and Middle Neolithic
Dushka Urem-Kotsou, Anastasia Dimoula, Gazmed Elezi, Trisevgeni Papadakou, Anna Papaioannou, Niki Saridaki, Ioanna Siamidou, Teresa Silva, Eirini Tzemopoulou, and Kostas Kotsakis

Chapter 23. Pottery Exchange Networks under the Microscope: the case of Neolithic Thessaly
Areti Pentedeka

Chapter 24. The Discovery of Painted Pottery in Caves: an Interpretation in the Case of Sarakenos Cave (Kopais, Boeotia)
Vagia Mastrogiannopoulou

Chapter 25. Thoughts on the Preliminary Study of Early Neolithic Decorated Pottery from the Central Origma at Mavropigi-Filotsairi
Lily Bonga

Chapter 26. Emergent Networks and Socio-Cultural Change in Final Neolithic Southern Greece
David Michael Smith

Chapter 27. Ritual and Interaction during the Final Neolithic Period: The example of Aegina-Kolonna
Eva Alram-Stern

Chapter 28. Making Choices in a Neolithic Landscape: Raw Materials and Ground Stone Technology in Neolithic Avgi, Northwest Greece
Tasos Bekiaris, Christos Stergiou, and Stella Theodoridou

Chapter 29. Chipped Stone Aspects of the Interaction among Neolithic Communities of Northern Greece
Odysseas Kakavakis

Chapter 30. Casting A Wide Network: Preliminary Results from the Early Neolithic Chipped Stone Assemblage from Revenia, Pieria (Greece)
Lilian Dogiama

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Communities, Landscapes, and Interaction in Neolithic Greece

Edited by Apostolos Sarris, Evita Kalogiropoulou, Tuna Kalayci, and Evagelia Karimali

512 pages, 327 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-87962-148-0 Hb Published (August 2018)

eISBN 978-1-78920-146-8 eBook