The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in Britain


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The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in Britain
The Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in Britain has been widely debated, as it seems less of a slow transition and more of a rapid change in agriculture, but it is also a way of thinking about the world. This is demonstrated by the Neolithic use of monuments, which appeared in frequency after the transition. At the same time, there are many academic sources which state that despite changes to the social structure at the end of the Mesolithic age in Britain, the agricultural record actually shows a slow transition from European origins, and perhaps demonstrates that the shift was not as profound as some scholars may think. This essay will explore the theory that the Neolithic era represented an...
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.....n arose organically, at the same time, few studies have been completed from outside Britain. Additional inquiry may help to illustrate the move toward a more complex method of agriculture and social organization, and how Britain fits into that transition within the broader European context.
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2007 From midden to megalith? Mesolithic-Neolithic
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2007 Mesolithic-Neolithic Transitions in Britain: From
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Boggard, Amy and Jones, Glynis
2007 Neolithic farming in Britain and central Europe:
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