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Balkan Prehistory

Exclusion, Incorporation and Identity, 1st Edition

By Douglass W. Bailey


368 pages

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Douglass Bailey's volume fills the huge gap that existed for a comprehensive synthesis, in English, of the archaeology of the Balkans between 6,500 and 2,000 BC; much research on the prehistory of Eastern Europe was inaccessible to a western audience before now, because of linguistic barriers.

Bailey argues against traditional interpretations of the period, which focus on the origins of agriculture and animal breeding. He demonstrates that this was a period when monumental social and material changes occurred in the lives of the people in this region, with new technologies and ways of displaying identity.

Balkan Prehistory will be required reading for everyone studying the Neolithic, Copper and early Bronze Ages of Eastern Europe.


I think this is a very valuable addition to the literature in this important field of European prehistory. It is very useful to have an up to date treatment of this rich and interesting material. I shall certainly use this book in my undergraduate classes.' - Professor Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology