In January 2020, the COVID 19 pandemic ushered in a new era unlike any we have experienced in our lifetimes. Within this new normal or even better, this new abnormal, our daily lives in our isolated homes shifted to online platforms. Gatherings, meetings, conferences and face to face courses were replaced by communication through smart devices and cameras. These circumstances, although difficult, also provided a unique opportunity to bring together the many members of our farflung community to discuss the Neolithic of southwest Asia. In particular the differences and diversity within our current data. By combining the words online and Neolithic, we titled the new series, OnliNEOLITHIC.