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date: 05 March 2021

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The introduction of farming subsistence strategies into south-east Europe enhanced the mobility of groups and the interaction between them. Both the economic potential of different ecological settings as well as population sizes in agricultural core areas were responsible for Neolithic and Chalcolithic local and regional mobility. The demands of complex societies in ritual activities and social prestige items furthered long-distance barter. With the ending of tell settlements in south-east Europe, the spatial scale changed again to broader possibilities of regional movements due to less integrated social structures.

Keywords: Late Neolithic mobility, social landscape, Okolište, Adriatic Neolithic, transhumance, Butmir, Vinča

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