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New observations on the Bandkeramik house and social organization

Abstract : The careful study of faunal and artefact remains associated with Bandkeramik houses in France has shown n e w details about activity zones and village organization in the Early Neolithic. Lamys Hachem describes the result of work from Cuiry-16s-Chaudardes in the Aisne valley, France. The people who settled in central and western Europe at the beginning of the Neolithic were farmers living in villages composed of longhouses. These structures were made of wood and daub, but all that remains today are post-holes, wall foundation trenches, refuse pits alongside the walls and other pits further away from the houses. Research into the earliest Neolithic of Eu-rope has always shown great interest in how these domestic units functioned (Soudsky
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Lamys Hachem. New observations on the Bandkeramik house and social organization. Antiquity, Antiquity Publications/Cambridge University Press, 2000, 74. ⟨hal-02964089⟩



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