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The Cucuteni – Trypillia 'Big Other' : reflections on the making of millennial cultural traditions.

Chapman, John and Gaydarska, Bisserka (2017) 'The Cucuteni – Trypillia 'Big Other' : reflections on the making of millennial cultural traditions.', in Between history and archaeology : papers in honour of Jacek Lech. Oxford: Archaeopress, pp. 267-277.


The second methodological revolution for Trypillia mega-sites is leading to an interpretative shift from the study of entire mega-sites to the study of their constituent Neighbourhoods and Quarters. We are now in the process of developing the theoretical implications of this shift, which should lead to a parallel change in social interpretations from the classification of the political structure of an entire mega-site to a more nuanced study of the nested levels of the settlement – person, household, neighbourhood and entire settlement. We begin this theoretical work in this chapter which we take pleasure in dedicating to John’s friend Jacek Lech. It focuses on a neglected, but key, aspect of the research agenda: the Cucuteni–Trypillia ‘Big Other’.

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