Maxime Brami is a PhD candidate in the School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology at the University of Liverpool. His project, which is sponsored by the National Research Fund, Luxembourg, deals with the spread of residential practices from Anatolia to Europe. Since 2007, he has worked as a student assistant and supervisor on Neolithic excavations and surveys in Turkey, particularly at Çatalhöyük, Barcın, Boncuklu and Ulucak. He has published on Hacılar and the contribution of Western Anatolia to the development of the first Neolithic societies in Europe. His research interests include the interaction between primary and secondary neolithisation processes, chronology, the concept of ‘diffusion’, and contextual methods of interpretation in prehistory. Maxime Brami is a Postgraduate Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, London.