Peter Bogucki's Selected Publications


2008    Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Ancient World (4 volumes).  Facts on File Library of World History.   New York: Facts on File.


2004    (with Pam J. Crabtree) Ancient Europe: an Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World, 8000 B.C. – A.D. 1000.  New York: Scribners.  [View cover, table of contents]

1999    The Origins of Human Society.  Oxford, UK, and Malden, Mass: Blackwell Publishers. [View cover, table of contents]

1993    Case Studies in European Prehistory. Boca Raton: CRC Press. [View cover, table of contents.]

1988    Forest Farmers and Stockherders: Early Agriculture and its Consequences in North-Central Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [View cover]

1982    Early Neolithic Subsistence and Settlement in the Polish Lowlands. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports (International Series 150).


2014.  “The Western Carpathian highlands during the Neolithic,” in Settlement, Communication and Exchange Around the Western Carpathians, ed. by T. Kienlin and P. Valde-Nowak, pp, 3-11.   Oxford:  Archaeopress.


2014.  “Planning for the past in Neolithic central Europe,” in Approaching Monumentality in Archaeology, ed. by J. Osborne, pp, 217-32.   Albany: State University of New York Press.

2014. “Hunters, fishers, and farmers of northern Europe, 9000-3000 B.C.,” in The Cambridge World Prehistory edited by C. Renfrew and P. Bahn, vol. 3, pp. 1835-59.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2014.  “Ancient Europe: the Discovery of Antiquity,” in The History of Archaeology: an Introduction edited by P. Bahn, pp. 15-38.   London/New York:  Routledge.

2013. “Open-Range Cattle Grazing and the Spread of Farming in Neolithic Central Europe” in Environment and Subsistence – Forty Years After Janusz Kruk’s “Settlement Studies…”, edited by S. Kadrow and P. Włodarczyk, pp. 261-73.    Rzeszów/Bonn:  Institute of Archaeology, University of Rzeszów and Verlag Dr. Rudolf Habelt.


2013    “People, lakes, and forests in the Baltic region: a prehistoric perspective,” in The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology edited by Francesco Menotti and Aidan O”Sullivan, pp. 811-826.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.


2013   with Mélanie Salque, Joanna Pyzel, Iwona Sobkowiak-Tabaka, Ryszard Grygiel, Marzena Szmyt, and Richard P. Evershed) “Earliest evidence for cheese making in the sixth millennium BC in northern Europe,” Nature 493: 522-525.   doi: 10.1038/nature11698; published online 12-12-12.


2012    (with Dorota Nalepka, Ryszard Grygiel, and Bolesław Nowaczyk) “Multiproxy environmental archaeology of Neolithic settlements at Osłonki, Poland, 5500–4000 BC,” Environmental Archaeology: 17(1): 45-65.


2011    “How Wealth Happened in Neolithic Europe” Journal of World Prehistory 24(2): 107-115.


2009    “Prehistoric transitions to agriculture: new overviews,” Cambridge Archaeological Journal 19(1): 111-116.


2008    “Animal Exploitation by the Brześć Kujawski Group in the Brześć Kujawski and Osłonki Region“ in Grygiel, Ryszard, Neolit i Początki Epoki Brązu w Rejonie Brześcia Kujawskiego and Osłonek (The Neolithic and Early Bronze Age in the Brześć Kujawski and Osłonki Region), volume II/3, pp. 1581-1704. Łódź: Konrad Jażdżewski Foundation for Archaeological Research/Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography.


2008    “The Danubian-Baltic Borderland: Northern Poland in the Fifth Millennium BC,” in Between Foraging and Farming. An Extended Broad Spectrum of Papers Presented to Leendert Louwe Kooijmans, edited by Harry Fokkens, Bryony J. Coles,  Annelou L. van Gijn,  Jos P. Kleine, Hedwig H. Ponjee, and Corijanne G. Slappendel,  pp. 51-65.  Leiden: Leiden University Press (Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia 40).


2008    Europe: Neolithic” in Encyclopedia of Archaeology, edited by Deborah M. Pearsall, volume 2, pp. 1175-1187. New York: Academic Press.


2008    Europe, Northern and Western: Bronze Age” in Encyclopedia of Archaeology, edited by Deborah M. Pearsall, volume 2, pp. 1216-1226. New York: Academic Press.


2004    "Scale Factors and Early European Farming," in Exploring the Role of Analytical Scale in Archaeological Interpretation, edited by James R. Mathieu and Rachel E. Scott, pp. 11-18.   Oxford:            BAR International Series 1261.

2003    ”The Neolithic settlement of riverine interior Europe as a complex adaptive system,” in Complex Systems and Archaeology, edited by R. Alexander Bentley and Herbert D.G. Maschner, pp. 93-102.  Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.

2003    "Neolithic dispersals in riverine interior Central Europe," in The Widening Harvest.  The Neolithic Transition in Europe: Looking Back, Looking Forward, edited by Albert Ammerman and Paolo Biagi, pp. 249-272.  Boston: Archaeological Institute of America (Colloquia and Conference Papers 6).

2003    "A Neolithic tribal society in northern Poland," in The Archaeology of Tribal Societies, edited by William Parkinson,  pp. 372-383.   Ann Arbor: International Monographs in Prehistory.

2002    ”Polish Archaeology as World Archaeology,” Archaeologia Polona 40: 125-135.

2001    "Recent research on early farming in Central Europe," in Documenta Praehistorica XXVIII. 8th Neolithic Studies, edited by Mihael Budja, pp. 85-97.   LlubljanaFilozovska Fakulteta,     Oddelek za Arheologijo.

2000    "How agriculture came to north-central Europe," in Europe's First Farmers, edited by T. Douglas Price, pp.197-218. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

1999    "Early agricultural societies", in The Routledge Companion Encyclopedia of Archaeology, edited by Graeme Barker, pp. 839-869. London: Routledge

1998    "Holocene climatic variability and early agriculture in temperate Europe: the case of northern Poland," in Harvesting the Sea, Farming the Forest: the Emergence of Neolithic Societies in the Baltic Region and Adjacent Areas edited by Marek Zvelebil, Robin Dennell, and Lucyna Domanska, pp. 77-85. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press.

1997    (with Ryszard Grygiel) "Early farmers in north-central Europe: 1989-1994 excavations at Oslonki, Poland,"Journal

 of Field Archaeology 24: 161-178. ABSTRACT

1996    "Prehistoric Europe IV. Neolithic," in The Dictionary of Art edited by Jane Turner, vol. 25, pp. 496-509, 512-518. London: Macmillan Publishers.

1996    "Sustainable and unsustainable adaptations by early farming communities of northern Poland," Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 15: 189-311.

1996    "The spread of early farming in Europe," American Scientist 84(3): 242-253.

1995    "Prelude to Agriculture in North-Central Europe," in Before Farming: the Role of Plants and Animals in Early Societies, edited by Douglas V. Campana, pp. 105- 116. Philadelphia: University Museum, MASCA, Research Papers In Science and Archaeology, Volume 12 Supplement.

1995    "The largest buildings in the world 7,000 years ago,"Archaeology  48(6): 57-9.

1995    "The Linear Pottery Culture of central Europe. Conservative colonists?" in The Emergence of Pottery, edited by William K. Barnett and John W. Hoopes, pp. 89-97. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press.

1994    (with Ryszard Grygiel) "Neolityczna forteca na Kujawach," Wiedza i Zycie, July 1994, "Wiedza i Czlowiek" supplement, pp. 6-9.

1993    (with Ryszard Grygiel) "Neolithic sites in the Polish lowlands: research at Brzesc Kujawski, Poland, 1933-1984," in Case Studies in European Prehistory, edited by Peter Bogucki, pp. 1  47-180. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

1993    "Between East and West: archaeology in the new Eastern Europe," Journal of Archaeological Research 1(2): 145-166.

1993    (with Ryszard Grygiel) "The first farmers of north-central Europe," Journal of Field Archaeology 20(3): 399-426. ABSTRACT

1993    "Animal traction and household economies in Neolithic Europe," Antiquity 67: 492-503.

1992    "The Neolithic and Early Bronze Age chronology of Poland," in Chronologies in Old World Archaeology, third edition, Robert W. Ehrich (ed.), pp. 362-374. Chicago: University of      Chicago Press.

1991    "Questions teóriques sobre l'estudi de les societats agricoles primitives" ("Theoretical issues in the study of early agricultural communities"), Cota Zero (Barcelona) 7: 144-50.

1990    (with Ryszard Grygiel) "Neolithic manufacture of antler axes at Brzesc Kujawski, Poland," Archaeomaterials 4(1): 67-76. ABSTRACT

1989    "The exploitation of domestic animals in Neolithic central Europe," in Early Animal Domestication and its Cultural Context, Pam Crabtree, Douglas Campana, and Kathleen Ryan (eds.),        pp. 119-134. Philadelphia: University Museum.

1987    "The establishment of agrarian communities on the North European Plain," Current Anthropology 28(1): 1-24. ABSTRACT

1983    (with Ryszard Gygiel) "Early farmers of the North European Plain," Scientific American 248(4):  104‑112.