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Preface Acknowledgements List of figures List of tables Introduction to the life cycle of things: Categorisation, fragmentation and enchainment What we can do with whole objects: The categorical analysis of pottery Parts and wholes: Hamangia figurines Schiffer visits the Balkans Using objects after the break: Beyond re-fitting studies The biographical approach: Fired clay figurines from the Late Eneolithic tell of Dolnoslav Personhood and the life cycle of Spondylus rings Re-fitting the narrative: Beyond fragments; Concluding pointers towards future research Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Appendix 3 Appendix 4 Appendix 5 References

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John Chapman is an Emeritus Professor of European Prehistory at Durham University, where he worked for over 20 years, after moving from the Department of Archaeology of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1980 - 1996). His career in Balkan prehistoric research spanned the Fall of the Berlin Wall, with major excavation and fieldwork projects both before (the Neothermal Dalmatia Project in Croatia, the Upper Tisza Project in Hungary) and after the Fall (the Trypillia Megasites Project). He was the first Editor of the European Journal of Archaeology for the European Association of Archaeologists and Vice-President of the Prehistoric Society (UK). His major books include 'The Vinca culture of South-East Europe' (1981); The changing face of Dalmatia (1997, with S. Batovic & R. Shiel); Fragmentation in Archaeology (2000); Parts and wholes: fragmentation in prehistoric context (2007, with B. Gaydarska); five volumes of the Upper Tisza Project (2004 - 2010, with multiple co-authors); and he has made a major contribution to the publication of the Ukrainian Project (B. Gaydarska (ed.) 2020 Early Urbanism in Europe: The Trypillia mega-sites of the Ukrainian forest-steppe).

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