Dance in prehistoric Europe

Yosef Garfinkel*

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Indications for dancing activities in prehistoric Europe appeared as early as modern humans, at the start of the Upper Palaeolithic era. However, only limited data are available for this stage. In the Neolithic period, evidence for dancing appeared at many more sites, but the territory is confined to south-eastern Europe. The dancing in this case is probably part of the 'Neolithic package', which diffused from the Near East.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)205-214
Number of pages10
JournalDocumenta Praehistorica
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2010


  • Decorated pottery
  • Figurines
  • Neolithic
  • Prehistoric dance
  • Upper Paleolithic


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