Balkan Dialogues: Negotiating Identity between Prehistory by Maja Gori, Maria Ivanova

By Maja Gori, Maria Ivanova

Spatial version and patterning within the distribution of artefacts are subject matters of basic value in Balkan archaeology. for many years, archaeologists have categorised spatial clusters of artefacts into discrete “cultures”, that have been conventionally handled as sure entities and equated with previous social or ethnic teams. This well timed quantity fulfils the necessity for an updated and theoretically trained discussion on workforce identification in Balkan prehistory. 13 case reports overlaying the start of the Neolithic to the center Bronze Age and written through archaeologists carrying out fieldwork within the zone, in addition to via ethnologists with a learn concentrate on fabric tradition and id, supply a strong starting place for exploring those matters. Bringing jointly the newest examine, with a specific intentional specialize in the relevant and western Balkans, this assortment deals unique views on Balkan prehistory with relevance to the neighbouring areas of jap and vital Europe, the Mediterranean and Anatolia. Balkan Dialogues demanding situations usual interpretations within the box and offers a brand new, contextualised studying of the archaeological list of this zone.

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