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Durham University

Department of Archaeology

Research Postgraduates

Publication details for Professor Janet Montgomery

Zvelebil, M. Lillie, M.C., Montgomery, J. , Lukes, A. Pettitt, P. & Richards, M.P. (2012). The emergence of the LBK: Migration, memory and meaning at the transition to agriculture. In Population Dynamics in Pre- and Early History: New Approaches By Using Stable Isotopes and Genetics. Burger, J. Kaiser, E. & Schier, W. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. 133-148.

Author(s) from Durham


This paper represents one element of a collaborative research
project, funded by the AHRC, which focussed on a multidisciplinary
study of the Earlier Neolithic cemetery of Vedrovice,
Moravia, Czech Republic. One of the key aims of this project
was the generation of new knowledge in relation to the emergence
of the Linear Pottery, or Linearbandkeramik (LBK) culture
in Europe. The current paper focuses on the evidence for
the shift from hunting and gathering to farming from the perspective
of individual life histories and the transmission of
knowledge through migration and cultural exchanges.