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From fish and seal to sheep and cattle: new research into the process of neolithisation in northern Germany

Sönke Hartz, Harald Lübke and Thomas Terberger

in Going Over: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe

Published by British Academy

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780197264140
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734489 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264140.003.0027

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy 144

From fish and seal to sheep and cattle: new research into the process of neolithisation in northern Germany

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The border between the Mesolithic and the Neolithic in Central Europe is traditionally defined on the basis of subsistence strategy. It is the development from hunter-gatherer groups in the forests of the early Holocene to the first farmers. The debate on the character of this process has been going on for over 100 years. This chapter presents results of new research on this subject, with an emphasis on northern Germany.

Keywords: Mesolithic; Neolithic; Central Europe; subsistence; farmers; hunter-gatherers

Chapter.  7949 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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