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  1. General Introduction 4 items
    overviews
    1. Reading Neolithic 2 items
      1. Culture and change in central European prehistory: 6th to 1st millennium BC - Vandkilde, Helle 2007

        Book  Core reading

    2. Web resources 2 items
  2. Week 1: Introducing prehistoric Europe 18 items
    1. Attitudes to the past - John Collis

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    2. The study of European prehistory - T.C. Champion

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    3. The Oxford illustrated history of prehistoric Europe - Cunliffe, Barry W. 2001

      Book Essential See chapters 1 to 3 and table 14

    4. The land between the oceans - Barry W. Cunliffe

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    5. A world history of nineteenth-century archaeology: nationalism, colonialism, and the past - Díaz-Andreu García, Margarita 2007

      Book Essential

    6. Cultural identity and archaeology: the construction of European communities - Paul Graves-Brown, Sian Jones, Clive Gamble 1996

      Book Essential

    7. The identity of Europe in prehistoric archaeology - C. Renfrew 1994

      Article Essential Digitised reading

    8. The discovery of the past: the origins of archaeology - Alain Schnapp 1996

      Book Essential

    9. Cultural identity and archaeology: the construction of European communities - Graves-Brown, Paul, Jones, Sian, Gamble, Clive 1996

      Book Recommended

    10. An historical geography of Europe - Norman John Greville Pounds 1990

      Book Recommended

    11. Economy and society in prehistoric Europe: changing perspectives - Sherratt, Andrew c1997

      Book Recommended See Introduction and Chapter 1 in particular

  3. Week 2: The peopling of Europe: the early evidence 5 items
    1. The human colonisation of Europe: where are we? - Wil Roebroeks 2006

      Article Essential

    2. The first human settlement of Mediterranean Europe - Eudald Carbonell, Xosé Pedro Rodríguez 2006

      Article Recommended

    3. The first hominin of Europe - Eudald Carbonell, José M. Bermúdez de Castro, Josep M. Parés, et al. 2008

      Article Recommended

    4. The palaeolithic societies of Europe - Gamble, Clive, Gamble, Clive 1999

      Book Recommended See Chapters 4 and 5

  4. Week 3: The European Neanderthals 5 items
    1. In search of the Neanderthals: solving the puzzle of human origins - Chris Stringer, Clive Gamble 1993

      Book Essential See Chapters 4 and 7 in particular

  5. Week 4: The Arrival of Modern Humans 3 items
    1. The Upper Palaeolithic revolution - P. Mellers

      Chapter Essential

  6. Week 5: Late Pleistocene hunters 3 items
    1. Journey through the Ice Age - Paul G. Bahn, Jean Vertut 1997

      Book Essential

    2. Prehistoric art: the symbolic journey of humankind - Randall White 2003

      Book Recommended

  7. Week 6: Mesolithic hunters, gatherers and fishers 15 items
    1. The Mesolithic Age - S. J. Mithen

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    2. Mesolithic Europe - Spikins, Penny, Bailey, G. N. 2008

      Book Recommended Chapters on individual countries and areas

    3. Mesolithic Britain and Ireland: new approaches - Warren, Graeme, Conneller, Chantal c2006

      Book Recommended

    4. Thinking mesolithic - Kozłowski, Stefan Karol c2009

      Book Recommended

    5. See also:

    6. Changing pictures: rock art traditions and visions in Northern Europe - Joakim Goldhahn, Ingrid Fuglestvedt, Andrew Jones c2010

      Book 

    7. Prehistoric coastal communities: the Mesolithic in western Britain - Martin Bell, Council for British Archaeology 2007

      Book 

    8. Mapping Doggerland: the Mesolithic Landscapes of the Southern North Sea - Kenneth Thomson, Simon Fitch, Vincent L. Gaffney c2007

      Book 

    9. Europe's lost world: the rediscovery of Doggerland - Simon Fitch, David Smith, Vincent L. Gaffney 2009

      Book 

    10. There are a number of recent conferences on the Mesolithic that cover almost any regional or thematic aspect of the area and are well worth browsing throygh if you are looking for more specific information:

    11. Mesolithic horizons: papers presented at the Seventh International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe, Belfast 2005 - Sinéad McCartan, International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe c2009

      Book 

    12. Mesolithic on the move: papers presented at the Sixth International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe, Stockholm 2000 - Lars Larsson, International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe 2003

      Book 

    13. From Bann Flakes to Bushmills: papers in honour of Professor Peter Woodman - Peter C. Woodman, N. Finlay, Prehistoric Society (London, England) c2009

      Book 

  8. Week 7: The origins of farming and the spread of agriculture across Europe 11 items
    1. Early Farming Societies: Seventh to Fourth Millenia BC - T.C. Champion

      Chapter Essential

    2. The domestication of Europe: structure and contingency in Neolithic societies - Hodder, Ian 1990

      Book Essential See Chapters 2 and 3 in particular (4 and 5 also useful)

    3. The first farmers - A. Whittle

      Chapter Essential

    4. The widening harvest: the Neolithic transition in Europe : looking back, looking forward - Biagi, Paolo, Ammerman, Albert J. c2003

      Book Recommended

    5. The western European loess belt: agrarian history, 5300 BC - AD 1000 - Bakels, C. C. c2009

      Book Recommended

    6. The origins and spread of domestic plants in southwest Asia and Europe - Sue Colledge, James Conolly, University College, London c2007

      Book Recommended

    7. The Neolithic invasion of Europe - Martin Richards 10/2003

      Article Recommended

    8. Neolithic Europe: a survey - Whittle, A. W. R. 1985

      Book Recommended

    9. Europe in the Neolithic: the creation of new worlds - A. W. R. Whittle 1996

      Book Recommended

  9. Week 8: Practical (no reading) 0 items
  10. Week 9: The Neolithisation of the North 10 items
    1. The final frontier: foragers to farmers in southern Scandinavia - T. Douglas Price, A.B. Gebauer

      Chapter Essential

    2. Social dimensions of the TRB culture - Magdalena S. Midgley

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    3. A new beginning - Richard Bradley

      Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

    4. Living off the land - Caroline Malone

      Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

  11. Week 10: Early metals and rising inequality 7 items
    1. Balkan prehistory: exclusion, incorporation and identity - Douglass W. Bailey 2000

      Book Essential See Chapters 5 and 6

    2. Settlements and their architecture - Henrieta Todorova

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    3. Accents of change: south-east Europe c.4000-3000 BC - Alasdair Whittle

      Chapter Essential

    4. The Social Context of the Emergence, Development and Abandonment of the Varna Cemetery, Bulgaria - J. Chapman, T. Higham, V. Slavchev, B. Gaydarska 2006

      Article Recommended

    5. Mysteries of ancient Ukraine: the remarkable Trypilian culture 5400-2700 BC - Ciuk, Krzysztof, Royal Ontario Museum c2008

      Book Recommended

  12. Week 11: Alcohol, copper and bronze - the spread of elite networks? 11 items
    1. Prehistoric Europe - Champion, T. C. 1984

      Book Essential See Chapter 6

    2. Bell beakers: an outline of present stage of research - J. Czebreszuk

      Chapter Essential

    3. Culture and change in central European prehistory: 6th to 1st millennium BC - Vandkilde, Helle 2007

      Book Essential See Chapter 5

    4. El Campaniforme en la Península Ibérica y su contexto europeo = Bell beakers in the Iberian Peninsula and their European context - Rojo Guerra, Manuel, Garrido-Pena, Rafael, García-Martínez de Lagrán, Íñigo c2005

      Book Recommended

  13. Week 12: Farmers and chieftains of Bronze Age Europe 13 items
    1. Specialised Readings for essay 1 item
    2. Prehistoric Europe - Champion, T. C. 1984

      Book Essential See Chapter 7

    3. Reformation in barbarian Europe, 1300-600 BC - A. Sherratt

      Chapter Essential

    4. Culture and change in central European prehistory: 6th to 1st millennium BC - Vandkilde, Helle 2007

      Book Essential See Chapters 7 and 8

    5. The Bronze Age in Europe: an introduction to the prehistory of Europe c.2000-700 B.C. - Coles, J. M., Harding, A. F. 1979

      Book Recommended Useful overview of the material culture

    6. The Development of Social Stratification in Bronze Age Europe [and Comments and Reply] - Antonio Gilman, Robert McC. Adams, Anna Maria Bietti Sestieri, Alberto Cazzella 1981

      Article Recommended

    7. Europe in the early Bronze Age: an archaeological background - Kristian Kristiansen, Thomas B. Larsson

      Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

    8. The Bronze Age: the inner colonization - Herbert Schutz

      Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

  14. Week 13: The rise of states in the Mediterranean 9 items
    1. The Mediterranean and its hinterland - C. Broodbank

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    2. The Aegean Bronze Age - J. Bennet

      Chapter Recommended

    3. The rise of the state in Mediterranean Europe - C. Chamion et al

      Chapter Recommended

    4. The Mycenaean world - Chadwick, John 1976

      Book Recommended

    5. The aerial atlas of ancient Crete - Myers, Eleanor Emlen, Cadogan, Gerald, Gifford, John A., Alexiou, Stylianos c1992

      Book Recommended

    6. The Cambridge companion to the Aegean Bronze Age - Shelmerdine, Cynthia W. 2008

      Book Recommended

  15. Week 14: Greeks, Phoenicians and others across the Mediterranean 5 items
    1. The rise of the state in Mediterranean Europe - C. Chamion et al

      Chapter Essential

    2. The European Iron Age - Collis, John 1997

      Book Essential See Chapters 3 to 5

    3. Mediterranean urbanization, 800-600 BC - Osborne, Robin, Cunliffe, Barry W., British Academy c2005

      Book Recommended

    4. The early polis as city and state - Ian Morris

      Chapter Recommended

  16. Week 15: Iron Age urbanism in Italy 6 items
    1. The Etruscans - Barker, Graeme, Rasmussen, Tom 1998

      Book Essential

    2. The archaeology of Picenum: the last decade - C. Riva

      Chapter Essential

    3. The Etruscans - Torelli, Mario, Palazzo Grassi 2001

      Book Essential Catalogue with gorgeous pictures

    4. The beginnings of urbanization at Rome - C. Smith

      Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

    5. Archaeology and the study of the Greek city - A. M. Snodgrass

      Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

  17. Week 16: The Iron Age north of the Alps 7 items
    1. Introduction - T.C. Champion

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    2. The European Iron Age - Collis, John 1997

      Book Essential See Chapters 3 and 4

    3. Europe between the oceans: themes and variations : 9000 BC-AD 1000 - Cunliffe, Barry W. c2008

      Book Essential See Chapters 8 and 9

    4. Salz-Reich: 7000 Jahre Hallstatt - Kern, Anton, Naturhistorisches Museum (Austria) 2008

      Book Essential

    5. Gifts and Kin in Early Iron Age Europe - Chris Gosden 1985

      Article Recommended

    6. The rise of Bronze Age society: travels, transmissions and transformations - Kristiansen, Kristian, Larsson, Thomas B. c2005

      Book Recommended

    7. The Celts - Moscati, Sabatino, Vitali, Daniele, Arslan, Ermanno A., Palazzo Grassi 1991

      Book Recommended Look up sites such as the Heuneberg, Vix and Hochdorf

  18. Week 17: Nomads of the Steppe Zone: From the Bronze Age to the Scythians 17 items
    1. The early Slavs: Eastern Europe from the initial settlement to the Kievan Rus - Dolukhanov, Pavel Markovich 1996

      Book Essential See Chapters 5 and 6

    2. The world of the Scythians - Renate Rolle 1989

      Book Essential

    3. The golden deer of Eurasia: perspectives on the Steppe Nomads of the ancient world - Joan Aruz, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) 2007

      Book Recommended

    4. The East European plain on the eve of agriculture - Dolukhanov, Pavel Markovich, Sarson, Graeme R., Shukurov, Anvar M. 2009

      Book Recommended

    5. The Mesolithic of European Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine - P.M. Dolukhanov

      Chapter Recommended

    6. Scythian art: the legacy of the Scythian world, mid-7th to 3rd century B.C. - Galanina, Li͡udmila Konstantinovna, Grach, Nonna Leonidovna c1986

      Book Recommended

    7. Nomadism and pastoralism in the circle of Baltic-Pontic early agrarian cultures, 5000-1650 BC - Kadrow, Sławomir, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu 1994

      Book Recommended

    8. Late prehistoric exploitation of the Eurasian steppe - Levine, Marsha, Renfrew, Colin, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research 1999

      Book Recommended Copper and Bronze Age, rather specialised

    9. Prehistoric steppe adaptation and the horse - Levine, Marsha, Renfrew, Colin, Boyle, Katherine V., McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research 2003

      Book Recommended

    10. Scythian gold: treasures from ancient Ukraine - Reeder, Ellen D., Jacobson, Esther, Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.), Los Angeles County Museum of Art 1999

      Book Recommended

    11. Rad und Wagen: der Ursprung einer Innovation Wagen im Vorderen Orient und Europa - Fansa, Mamoun, Landesmuseum für Natur und Mensch Oldenburg c2004

      Book Recommended For pictures of all the relevant wagon finds

    12. Im Zeichen des goldenen Greifen: Königsgräber der Skythen - Menghin, Wilfried, Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin, Germany), Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Hypo-Kulturstiftung (Munich, Germany) 2007

      Book Recommended Gorgeous organic finds

    13. Gold der Steppe: Archäologie der Ukraine - Rolle, Renate, Schietzel, Kurt, Müller-Wille, Michael, Tolochko, Petro Petrovych c1991

      Book Recommended Gorgeous pictures of finds

  19. Week 18: Late Iron Age urbanism in temperate Europe? 12 items
    1. The European Iron Age - Collis, John 1997

      Book Essential

    2. Celts - Kruta, Venceslas, Bertuzzi, Dario, Forman, Werner, Lessing, Erich 2004

      Book Essential

    3. The Celts - Moscati, Sabatino, Vitali, Daniele, Arslan, Ermanno A., Palazzo Grassi 1991

      Book Essential

    4. The rise of the state in Mediterranean Europe - C. Chamion et al

      Chapter Recommended

    5. Oppida: earliest towns north of the Alps - Collis, John 1984

      Book Recommended Read thematic chapters at the beginning and look at specific sites

    6. The ancient Celts - Cunliffe, Barry W. 1997

      Book Recommended

    7. The Celtic world - Aldhouse-Green, Miranda J. 1995

      Book Recommended

    8. The Celts: origins, myths & inventions - Collis, John 2010

      Book Recommended

    9. The Atlantic Celts: ancient people or modern invention? - James, Simon 1999

      Book Recommended

  20. Week 19: The impact of Rome on European societies 7 items
    1. The impact of Rome on barbarian society - B. Cunliffe

      Chapter Essential

    2. Enemies of Rome: barbarians through Roman eyes - Ferris, I. M. 2003

      Book Recommended

    3. Globalizing Roman culture: unity, diversity and empire - Hingley, Richard 2005

      Book Recommended

  21. Week 20: Practical (no reading) 0 items
  22. Essay readings 25 items
    1. Section 1

    2. Evaluate the evidence for big game hunting ( as opposed to scavenging) in the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic of Europe

    3. Middle paleolithic subsistence - Paul Mellars

      Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

    4. Outline the process of colonisation of Europe by the anatomically modern humans and the extinction of the Neanderthals

    5. The Upper Palaeolithic revolution - P. Mellers

      Chapter Recommended

    6. Section 2

    7. Outline a scheme to sell the neolithic to the Mesolithic foragers of Europe. How do you rate its potential, based on what you know about the economic conditions of the Mesolithic and early Neolithic period? Pick one specific area, like central Europe or northeastern Europe. You might like to organise your scheme like a SWOT-analysis ('strength-weaknesses-opportunities-threats). How do you rate the likelihood of selling your 'product'?

    8. See reading list for weeks 8 and 9 and make selections based on your area

    9. Stone Age economics - Sahlins, Marshall David 2004

      Book Recommended See Chapters 1 and 2

    10. What are the main theories explaining the spread of the particular material culture connected with Bell Beakers over Western and Central Europe?

    11. See readings for week 11

    12. How did the relations between the Mediterranean world and Temperate Europe change during the course of the first millenium BC?

    13. See readings for weeks 15, 16, 19 and 20

    14. How convincing is the evidence for prehistoric urbanism in Iron Age Europe?

    15. See readings for weeks 15, 17, 18 and 19

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