The last three decades have witnessed a period of growing archaeological activity in Greece that have enhanced our awareness of the diversity and variability of ancient communities. New sites offer rich datasets from many aspects of material culture that challenge traditional perceptions and suggest complex interpretations of the past. This volume provides a synthetic overview of recent developments in the study of Neolithic Greece and reconsiders the dynamics of human-environment interactions while recording the growing diversity in layers of social organization. It fills an essential lacuna in contemporary literature and enhances our understanding of the Neolithic communities in the Greek Peninsula.
Apostolos Sarris is Director of Research at the GeoSat ReSeArch Lab of the Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH), Adjunct Professor at the Cyprus University of Technology and Research Associate of the Field Museum of Natural History of Chicago.Evita Kalogiropoulou is an archaeologist specialised in the architectural features involved with cooking practices, spatial analysis and settlement studies in the Greek Neolithic.Tuna Kalayci is a Marie Sklodowska Curie individual fellow at the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto per i Beni Archeologici e Monumentali (CNR-IBAM).Evagelia Karimali is a prehistoric archaeologist (Ph.D. Boston University), with specialization at lithic technology. She has been an external researcher at FORTH.