Trade, immiserising growth and the long-term neolithisation process of the Pitted Ware Culture

  title={Trade, immiserising growth and the long-term neolithisation process of the Pitted Ware Culture},
  author={Serge Svizzero},
  journal={Journal of Anthropological Archaeology},
  • Serge Svizzero
  • Published 1 December 2015
  • Economics
  • Journal of Anthropological Archaeology
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