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Open Archaeology: Topical Issue on Understanding diversity in Neolithic houses and households

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Joanna Pyzel, University of Gdańsk, Poland
Penny Bickle, University of York, UK
Ben Chan, Leiden University, Netherlands
Lech Czerniak, University of Gdańsk, Poland
Christina Tsoraki, Leiden University, Netherlands


This volume arises from two EAA sessions. The first one Who lived in longhouses? was held at the EAA 2014 in Istanbul. The aim of it was to assess the present state of research on Linearbandkeramik (LBK) and post-LBK households, with particular attention to possible applications of Levi-Strauss’s model of sociétés á maison (house societies). The session presented new directions for future research, but a number of particular themes arose that warranted further discussion. Therefore a following session At home in the Neolithic at the EAA 2015 in Glasgow was organised, which widened the scope to other regions of Europe during the Neolithic.



At Home in the Neolithic: Understanding Diversity in Neolithic Houses and Households
Penny Bickle, Ben Chan, Lech Czerniak, Joanna Pyzel, Christina Tsoraki

Being at Home in the Early Chalcolithic. The Longhouse Phenomenon in the Brześć Kujawski Culture in the Polish Lowlands
Lech Czerniak, Joanna Pyzel

From LBK to SBK: Pottery, Bones, Lithics and Houses at the Neolithic site of Hrdlovka, Czech Republic
Václav Vondrovský, Jaromír Beneš, Michaela Divišová, Lenka Kovačiková, Petr Šída

Household Scales: What Cooking Pots Can Tell Us About Households in the Late Neolithic Stavroupoli (Northern Greece)
Marianna Lymperaki, Dushka Urem-Kotsou, Stavros Kotsos, Kostas Kotsakis

Houses, Households, Activity Zones in the Post-LBK World. Results of the Raw Material Analysis of the Chipped Stone Tools at Polgár- Csőszhalom, Northeast Hungary
Norbert Faragó

The Role of Sunken-Floored Buildings in LBK Farmstead
Łukasz Połczyński, Katarzyna Michalak

Linear Pottery Houses and Their Inhabitants
Ivan Pavlů

Between Cultic Fear and Lack of Wood
Eric Biermann