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Around the Petit-Chasseur site in Sion (Valais, Switzerland) and new approaches to the Bell Beaker culture : proceedings of the international conference held at Sion (Switzerland) October 27th - 30th, 2011 / edited by Marie Besse.

By: International Conference "Around the Petit-Chasseur Site" (October 27-30, 2011 : Sion, Switzerland)
Contributor(s): Besse, Marie [editor.]
Publisher: Oxford : Archaeopress Archaeology, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1784910244; 9781784910242; 9781784910259Subject(s): Excavations (Archaeology) -- Switzerland -- Sion | Bell beaker culture -- Switzerland | Neolithic period -- Europe, Central | Neolithic period -- Africa, Northeast | Bronze age -- Europe
Contents:
The Petit-Chasseur Site in Sion (Valais, Switzerland) and the End of the Neolithic in the Alps -- The Final Neolithic and the Bell Beaker Culture in Europe and beyond -- Societies and Megaliths.
Summary: The necropolis of Petit-Chasseur still remains a key reference for the understanding of the Final Neolithic period, not only in the Alpine countries, but also throughout Europe. The scientific meeting therefore focused on the end of the Neolithic period in Valais and in the adjacent regions, on the Bell Beaker phenomenon in general, on the funerary rites of this period, and on the anthropology of megalithic societies. The present publication includes twenty-five papers referring to the periods represented at the Petit-Chasseur necropolis, namely the end of the Neolithic, the Bell Beaker period and the beginning of the Early Bronze Age. In addition to a preface, a first group of papers deal directly with the Petit Chasseur Site in Sion and the end of the Neolithic in the Alps. A second group of articles constitute the section titled "The Final Neolithic and the Bell Beaker Culture in Europe and beyond". This section is composed of fifteen articles presenting the results of archaeological, anthropological, botanical, and zooarchaeological analyses of Europe and Northern Africa. The conclusion drawn from the analysis is invariably the same. It is only possible to back our explicative constructions if we establish a serious dialogue with the field of cultural anthropology and if we construct a real science of the human facts, which is far from being achieved currently. The third part of this publication, which consists of two papers and is titled "Societies and Megaliths:, offers a discussion on megalith building societies that reflects on and develops this conclusion.--Back cover.
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The Petit-Chasseur Site in Sion (Valais, Switzerland) and the End of the Neolithic in the Alps -- The Final Neolithic and the Bell Beaker Culture in Europe and beyond -- Societies and Megaliths.

The necropolis of Petit-Chasseur still remains a key reference for the understanding of the Final Neolithic period, not only in the Alpine countries, but also throughout Europe. The scientific meeting therefore focused on the end of the Neolithic period in Valais and in the adjacent regions, on the Bell Beaker phenomenon in general, on the funerary rites of this period, and on the anthropology of megalithic societies. The present publication includes twenty-five papers referring to the periods represented at the Petit-Chasseur necropolis, namely the end of the Neolithic, the Bell Beaker period and the beginning of the Early Bronze Age. In addition to a preface, a first group of papers deal directly with the Petit Chasseur Site in Sion and the end of the Neolithic in the Alps. A second group of articles constitute the section titled "The Final Neolithic and the Bell Beaker Culture in Europe and beyond". This section is composed of fifteen articles presenting the results of archaeological, anthropological, botanical, and zooarchaeological analyses of Europe and Northern Africa. The conclusion drawn from the analysis is invariably the same. It is only possible to back our explicative constructions if we establish a serious dialogue with the field of cultural anthropology and if we construct a real science of the human facts, which is far from being achieved currently. The third part of this publication, which consists of two papers and is titled "Societies and Megaliths:, offers a discussion on megalith building societies that reflects on and develops this conclusion.--Back cover.