Neolithic

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Neolithic

  1. the period of the new Stone Age which began approximately 10,000 years ago in the Middle East but not until c. 5,500 years ago in Britain where it lasted until c. 4,500 years ago. The period marks the beginning of plant cultivation and domestication of animals by humans.
  2. relating to this period.
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Probably that was not always a rule, but this type of settlement location was certainly preferred by prehistoric people before the Middle Neolithic when long segments of lake coastlines lacking any inflows were used for dwelling sites and amber workshops.
External contacts, mainly with Middle Neolithic Michelsberg areas to the south and east, were confined to the acquisition of relatively small amounts of non-local raw materials.
As can be seen from Table 1, there is otherwise a marked concentration of Irish cave dates between 3600 and 3400 BC, essentially around the transition between the Early and Middle Neolithic.
Tamula burials VIII (4340-4050 cal BC) and x (4330-3970 cal BC) are discerned as a separate group, being dated to the border of the Early and Middle Neolithic. Comparison of Tamula burials x and VIII reveals several similar elements.
Making place in the landscape; early and middle neolithic societies in two west Scanian valleys.