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Mezolit severních Čech III


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Volume 25
Archeologický ústav AV ČR, Brno, v. v. i.
Brno 2020, 600 p.
ISBN 978-80-7524-036-1
ISSN 1801-7002

The book examines the hunter-gatherer occupation in the region with the primary focus on the Mesolithic period. The major emphasis is on the combination of archaeological and natural science methods of research, which is aimed at the local environmental transformations. As a result, we now have a detailed idea of the development of the environment, especially vegetation, which directly affected the life of prehistoric populations. For the first time, it is possible to define the Late Mesolithic period – the time when hunter-gatherer communities lived side-by-side with the Neolithic agricultural population. Attention is also focused on the settlement development of sandstone rock towns in later prehistory. The dominance of pastoralism within sparsely fertile forests is newly proven. A significant part of the book is a catalogue with studied sites and their documentation.