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The Making of Chalcolithic Assembly Places: Trypillia Megasites as Materialised Consensus Among Equal Strangers?

Nebbia, Marco; Gaydarska, Bisserka; Millard, Andrew; Chapman, John

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Marco Nebbia

Bisserka Gaydarska

John Chapman



Abstract

In the last decade, we have witnessed a second methodological revolution in research into the Trypillia megasites of Ukraine – the largest sites in fourth-millennium BC Europe and possibly the world. However, these methodological advances have not been accompanied by parallel advances in the understanding of the nature and development of the megasites. New data have led to a ‘tipping point’ which leads us to reject the traditional interpretation of megasites as long-term centres permanently occupied by tens of thousands of people. The contention of the alternative approach is the temporary, short-term dwelling of much smaller populations at megasites such as Nebelivka. In this article, the authors present two alternative models for the gradual emergence of the highly structured plan of the Trypillia megasite.

Citation

Nebbia, M., Gaydarska, B., Millard, A., & Chapman, J. (2018). The Making of Chalcolithic Assembly Places: Trypillia Megasites as Materialised Consensus Among Equal Strangers?. World Archaeology, 50(1), 41-61. https://doi.org/10.1080/00438243.2018.1474133

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 1, 2018
Online Publication Date Jun 29, 2018
Publication Date Jun 29, 2018
Deposit Date May 2, 2018
Publicly Available Date May 3, 2018
Journal World Archaeology
Print ISSN 0043-8243
Electronic ISSN 1470-1375
Publisher Taylor and Francis Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 50
Issue 1
Pages 41-61
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/00438243.2018.1474133

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