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Neolithic 2/2013


The Newsletter of Southwest Asian Neolithic Research, edited by G.O. Rollefson and H.G.K. Gebel Special Issue on The Symbolic Construction of Community (guest editors: Marion Benz and Joachim Bauer) 72 pages, 6,00 € plus postage
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Special Issue on The Symbolic Construction of Community
 (guest editors: Marion Benz and Joachim Bauer)  


  • Preface, by Marion Benz and Joachim Bauer


  • Trevor Watkins: Neolithisation Needs Evolution, as Evolution needs Neolithisation
  • Marion Benz and Joachim Bauer: Symbols of Power - Symbols of Crisis? A Psycho-Social Approach to Early Neolithic Symbol System


  • Robin I.M. Dunbar: What Makes the Neolithic so Special?
  • Colin Renfrew: Centres of Congregation
  • Bo Dahl Hermansen: On Cultural Niche Construction and Materiality
  • Hans Georg K. Gebel: The Territoriality of Early Neolithic Symbols and Ideocracy
  • Christa Sütterlin and Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt: Human Cultural Defense: Means and Monuments of Ensuring Collective Territory
  • Pamela J. Stewart (Strathern) and Andrew Strathern: Symbols, Language, Ritual, and Scale
  • Ulrike Bohnet: Crisis Needs Shamans, as Shamans Need Crisis? Shamans as Psycho-Social Professionals in Early Neolithic Symbol Systems
  • Klaus Theweleit: An Entirely New Interaction with the Animal World?

Reply / Epilogue

  • Trevor Watkins: Extending the Scope of the Neolithic Conversation
  • Joachim Bauer and Marion Benz: Neurobiology Meets Archaeology: The Social Challenges of the Neolithic Processes

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