Erik Rodenborg

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The Domestication in Europe (Social Archaeology) by Ian Hodder
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Ian Hodder has written a quite interesting book arguing that the early phases of neolithic Europe was dominated by an ideology which he calls "domus" and was characterized by a focus on women, nurturing and the houses. This was later replaced by an ideology he calla "agrios" which was characterized by a focus on men, aggression, weapons and the wild. He had some minor references to Gimbutas in his book but he never admits that the whole structure is taken from Gimbutas theory on the matrifocal Old Europe and the patriarchal Indo-European warrior societies that replaced it. Every single society which Hodder place in the domus category is societies which Gimbutas thought belonging to Old… Read more