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Formation and Change in Individual Identity between the Bell Beaker Culture and the Early Bronze Age in Bavaria, South Germany

Jong-Il Kim


This book provides the most up-to-date examination of the changing burial practices in Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age South Germany, a pivotal period and region in European Prehistory. Despite the richness of the archaeological evidence, only cursory discussions of the material have so far appeared in English. This major study not only provides a detailed synthetic account of mortuary practice and its related material culture but it is the first attempt to explore the relationshA between material culture change and human ‘subjectification’, the process in which people subjectify themselves by establishing a relationshA with material culture, in order to construct their own identity.