International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
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'Končelová M, Květina P, 2015: Neolithic longhouse seen as a witness of cultural change in the Post-LBK. Anthropologie (Brno) 53, 3: 431-446'.
The Neolithic millennium was a period in the course of which many changes occurred. Its second part in particular shows a very significant transformation both in the material aspects of the culture and in the society itself. The aim is to link the development of the Neolithic longhouse of temperate Europe with the overall background of the changes occurring during the Post-LBK period in Bohemia. The dichotomous nature of the development of longhouses is demonstrated by the examples of the preserved groundplans of longhouses from the Kolín site (Bohemia, Czech Republic). On one hand, we can follow the direct continuity of the basic type of dwellings between the LBK (Linear Pottery culture) and Post-LBK periods, while on the other hand the house itself changes in regard to several parameters. These include changes in the construction, the groundplan, the internal structure of individual houses and a transformation of the overall concept of settlements. Together with the other changes that occurred in the Post-LBK period, a coherent picture is thereby created of a society in which the emergence of a new identity superior to that of the original segmentary societies took place.
Neolithic longhouse ‒ Stroke-ornamented Pottery culture (SBK) ‒ Kolín site ‒ Culture change

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