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27 novembre 2015

Les mines de silex européennes dont les minières de Spiennes dans The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe

Filed under: Mines nĂ©olithiques,NĂ©olithique,Spiennes, Mons et sa rĂ©gion — HĂ©lène Collet @ 5:05

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L’annĂ©e 2015 a vu la parution du Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe, un volumineux ouvrage de synthèse sur le NĂ©olithique (1130 pages !) Ă©ditĂ© sous la direction de Chris Fowler, Jan Harding et Daniela Hofmann.

Dans ce magnifique ouvrage, trois chapitres retiendront particulièrement l’attention des archĂ©ologues et personnes intĂ©ressĂ©es par les mines de silex du NĂ©olithique et la taille du silex. En premier, Pedro DĂ­az del RĂ­o et Marta Capote, archĂ©ologues qui ont Ĺ“uvrĂ© Ă  la fouille de la minière de Casa Montero, consacrent un chapitre aux minières nĂ©olithiques de silex intitulĂ© « Shared Labour and Large Scale Action: European Flint Mining ». Dans cette synthèse, les minières nĂ©olithiques de silex de Spiennes n’ont pas Ă©tĂ© oubliĂ©es. On remarquera notamment une photo de Guy Focant des minières du Camp-Ă -Cayaux Ă  Spiennes qui illustre l’article.
Un chapitre entièrement consacré aux haches a été rédigé par Gabriel Cooney (Stone and Flint Axes in Neolithic Europe).
Marjorie de Grooth a signĂ©, quant Ă  elle, un article sur la taille du silex intitulĂ© « Invention and European Knapping Traditions ».

Mais dans cet ouvrage, ce sont au total 56 chapitres consacrés à toute une série de thématiques
Nous reproduisons ci-dessous la présentation en anglais de l’ouvrage :

The Neolithic – a period in which the first sedentary agrarian communities were established across much of Europe – has been a key topic of archaeological research for over a century. However, the variety of evidence across Europe and the way research traditions in different countries (and languages) have developed makes it very difficult for both students and specialists to gain an overview of continent-wide trends. The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe provides the first comprehensive, geographically extensive, thematic overview of the European Neolithic – from Iberia to Russia and from Norway to Malta – offering both a general introduction and a clear exploration of key issues and current debates surrounding evidence and interpretation. Chapters written by leading experts in the field examine topics such as the movement of plants, animals, ideas, and people (including recent trends in theapplication of genetics and isotope analyses); cultural change (from the first farming to the first metal artefacts); domestic architecture; subsistence; material culture; monuments; and burial and other treatments of the dead. In doing so, the volume also considers the history of research and sets out agendas and themes for future work in the field.

The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe
Edited by Chris Fowler, Jan Harding, and Daniela Hofmann
Oxford Handbooks in Archaeology
1,200 pages | 197 illustrations | 246x171mm
978-0-19-954584-1 | Hardback | 26 March 2015

Source : Megalithe.be

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