Counter Culture project blog

Throughout the project, we'll be keeping you updated with what's going in terms of sampling and analysing the results. We'll also be thinking about how archaeological investigations and other relevant ideas impact on how past inequality is thought about. 

25th May 2018

On June 1st, Counter Culture is taking its Neolithic cheese making experiment to the Discovery Zone, for York’s annual Festival of Ideas.

A male Neolithic skeleton from Kleinhadersdorf, Austria, with an adze at his back. Individuals buried with the tool seem to have had better nutrition in childhood. Photograph: Neugebauer/BDA
18th April 2018

Welcome to the Counter Culture blog! This blog introduces some background to the project and explores why we were keen to test the assumption that hierarchy and inequality are the inevitable consequences of farming.