Complexity in the Use of Culture Concepts - Re-thinking Concepts of Cultures. Example: Fishing/Foragers Neolithic Cultures in NE Europe
This paper deals with the general pluralism of opinions concerning the concepts of Neolithic cultures. Variations within the contents and concepts of cultures can represent a great potential, but they are essentially restrictive. The positivist divsion of archaeological cultures is a familiar error of the exponents of "objectivity" of cultural studies —"Neolithic cultures", "Subneolithic cultures". Between the 1970s-1990s researchers could not agree upon the economic, ceramic or other aspects of the identifying features of cultures and sometimes referred to them as "Subneolithic", "Paraneolithic, " or even "Ceramic Mesolithic". All these terms, also including the cultural context, are incomplete, although they do contain information about the prehistoric past, which is real.
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