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1st Conference on the Early Neolithic of Europe

Congrès, colloques, réunions


6-8 novembre 2019




The origin of the Neolithic and inherent economic, social and ideological changes, as well as their expansion worldwide is one of the most significant events in the history of humankind. The Neolithic constitutes a key theme in Prehistory and Archaeology, as it witnessed the development and consolidation of new social and cultural communities and the decline of the hunter-gatherer way of life.


This conference aims to be a meeting of researchers studying the early Neolithic in Europe and surroundings areas, in relation with the neolithisation process in the continent.


This process followed different rhythms and presented singularities in each geographic area, and was therefore a very complex phenomenon.

In order to address this scientific challenge, the conference is organised in nine thematic sessions:

  •     Neolithic spread and supraregional interactions;
  •     Chronology and modelling;
  •     Human–environment interaction;
  •     Population characteristics and dynamics;
  •     Territory and settlement;
  •     Subsistence;
  •     Technological processes;
  •     Funerary practices and
  •     Symbolism.


We positively welcome multidisciplinary approaches, regional syntheses and/or contextualised case studies.


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Monica Mackay
+ 34 93 319 63 23