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No future? No past? Mesolithic heritage in Neolithic burials

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Social economic processes during the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition are divers in their character, duration, and conseqeunces in different regions of Europe. Burial mode and offerings of personal ornaments in Neolithic graveyards show the Mesolithic heritage of the dead. These facts partly form a contrast to the general Neolithic-centric view. Archaeology, palaeogenetics and isotopic examination should be better coordinated in future research. Is genetic relationship much less important for the cultural orientation, the economy, and the collective identity than has been widely assumed up to now? This question will be discussed on the basis of different examples from Central Europe that illustrate the currently available information.


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Gehlen, B. (2016): No future? No past? Mesolithic heritage in Neolithic burials. Landesmuseum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte Halle. B. Gehlen, No future? No past? Mesolithic heritage in Neolithic burials. In: Mesolithic Burials - Rites, symbols and social organisation of early postglacial communities. International Conference in Halle (Saale), Germany, 18th-21st September 2013. Tagungen des Landesmuseums für Vorgeschichte Halle 15 (Halle [Saale] 2016), Vol. 2, 827-849.

Authors Gehlen, Birgit
Type inproceedings
Title No future? No past? Mesolithic heritage in Neolithic burials
Booktitle B. Gehlen, No future? No past? Mesolithic heritage in Neolithic burials. In: Mesolithic Burials - Rites, symbols and social organisation of early postglacial communities. International Conference in Halle (Saale), Germany, 18th-21st September 2013. Tagungen des Landesmuseums für Vorgeschichte Halle 15 (Halle [Saale] 2016), Vol. 2, 827-849.
Year 2016
Editor Grünberg, J., Gramsch, B., Larsson, L., Orschiedt, J., Meller, H.
Publisher Landesmuseum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte Halle
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