publication . Article . 2020

Microbotanical evidence for the spread of cereal use during the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in the Southeastern Europe (Danube Gorges): Data from dental calculus analysis

Jelena Jovanovic; Robert C. Power; Camille de Becdelievre; Gwenaëlle Goude; Sofija Stefanović;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2020 Journal: Journal of Archaeological Science, volume 125, page 105,288 (issn: 0305-4403, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract Research increasingly suggests that natural and social environments shaped the Neolithic expansion of the farming niche into Europe. The Danube Gorges, on account of its position between the Mediterranean and more temperate regions and the presence of archaeological sites with continuous Mesolithic and Neolithic layers of occupation associated with vast burial grounds is ideal for studying the modality of Neolithization. Previous dietary stable isotope (carbon, nitrogen, and sulphur) studies in the Central Balkan area indicate that many Neolithic humans remained reliant on foraged aquatic resources in the Gorges. Until now, there is no unambiguous evide...
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free text keywords: Archaeology, History, Mediterranean climate, Geography, δ13C, Mesolithic, Archaeology, Agriculture, business.industry, business, Habitat, Subsistence agriculture, Radiocarbon dating, law.invention, law, Cultivated plant taxonomy
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