Technical Identities and Social, Economic and Cultural Dynamics at the beginning of the Neolithic in North-Western Europe. The lithic industries of agro-pastoral populations of the first third of the fifth millenium.

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    Understanding the societal factors linked to the disappearance of the Linear Pottery Culture and the birth of post-LPC cultures through an anthropological reading of lithic assemblages is an innovative approach. The theoretical framework linking technical traditions and social groups will make it possible to identify transmission networks. The social interactions involved in these transmission phenomena will be further highlighted by the comparison with the data obtained for communities of potters. These key elements will contribute to an understanding of the socio-cultural identities and mobility patterns of the first agro-pastoral communities in North-Western Europe. Moreover, the impact of the indigenous Mesolithic populations on the Neolithisation of this part of Europe, still disputed, will be evaluated throuth an original vector, that of technical identities. The chronological framework available and the reliability offered by good discovery contexts will be a powerful asset to trace the socio-cognitive mechanisms underlying the learning and transmission of knowledge within the lithic production of a key period of the European history: the establishment of an agro-pastoral economy.

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    Projet mené au sein du laboratoire LIATEC
    Effective start/end date15/11/1730/09/19

    Attachment to an Research Institute in UNAMUR

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