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At Home in the Neolithic: Understanding Diversity in Neolithic Houses and Households

Penny Bickle / Ben Chan / Lech Czerniak
  • Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, University of Gdańsk, ul. Bielańska 5, PL 80-851 Gdańsk, Poland
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  • Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, University of Gdańsk, ul. Bielańska 5, PL 80-851 Gdańsk, Poland
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Published Online: 2016-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opar-2016-0029


In the Editorial for the special edition on Neolithic Housesholds, we introduce the history of house and household studies in European Neolithic Archaeology and outline the papers in this collection.

Keywords: Neolithic Europe; houses; households; material culture; diversity in the past


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Published Online: 2016-12-29

Citation Information: Open Archaeology, Volume 2, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 2300-6560, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opar-2016-0029.

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