Posted on 9 January 2017
Maps of the archaeological cultures dated in upper Rhine valley and surrounding regions, showing the maximum spatial extent of different styles of Early and Middle Neolithic ceramics (related pottery groups are shown only where undisputed contact finds demonstrate at least partial contemporaneity): a LBK, b Hinkelstein, c Grossgartach, Planig-Friedberg and Rössen, d Bischeim, e Bruebach-Oberbergen and f BORS (NMB: Néolithique moyen Bourguignon)
Archaeology lecturer Penny Bickle has published a paper in the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory examining the pace and tempo of change and the relative importance of continuity and discontinuity in the Lower Alsace region.
With colleagues from France, Germany and New Zealand, and led by Cardiff University and Historic England, 1000 years of Neolithic ceramic chronology from the Upper Rhineland were re-dated, revealing the speed of change at the scale of human generations for the first time. The rate and pace of change is now shown to have varied across the 6th and 5th millenniums BC.
Read the full article at the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10816-016-9307-x
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