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Durham University

Department of Archaeology

Research Postgraduates

Publication details for Professor Peter Rowley-Conwy

Binder, Didier, Lanos, Philippe, Angeli, Lucia, Gomart, Louise, Guilaine, Jean, Manen, Claire, Maggi, Roberto, Muntoni, Italo M., Panelli, Chiara, Radi, Giovanna, Tozzi, Carlo, Arobba, Daniele, Battentier, Janet, Brandaglia, Mario, Bouby, Laurent, Briois, François, Carré, Alain, Delhon, Claire, Gourichon, Lionel, Marinval, Philippe, Nisbet, Renato, Rossi, Stefano, Rowley-Conwy, Peter & Thiébault, Stéphanie (2018). Modelling the earliest north-western dispersal of Mediterranean Impressed Wares: new dates and Bayesian chronological model. Documenta Praehistorica 44: 54-77.

Author(s) from Durham


The authors attempt to specify the diffusion pattern of the Impressed-Ware Neolithic (Im­presso-cardial complex, ICC), from south-eastern Italy onto the French Mediterranean coasts. Using ChronoModel® software, a Bayesian model was built with sets of dates obtained on well-contextualised, short-lived samples. The results highlight a clear tightening of the chronology in the so-called nuclear area (Apulia, Basilicata, Calabria) and a pioneer dispersal at record speed in the Tyrrhe­nian Basin. Moreover, they question the origins and initial developments of the Impressed-Wares techno-complex.