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dc.contributor.authorLovell, JL-
dc.contributor.authorMeadows, J-
dc.contributor.authorJacobsen, GE-
dc.identifier.citationLovell, J. L., Meadows, J., & Jacobsen, G. E. (2009). Upland olive domestication in the chalcolithic period: new 14C determinations from El-Khawarij (Ajlun), Jordan. 20th International Radiocarbon Conference, 31st May - 5th June 2009. Big Island, Hawaii: Kailua-Kona. In Radiocarbon, 52(2), 364-371. doi:10.1017/S0033822200045410en_AU
dc.description.abstractNew radiocarbon results on olive stones from el-Khawarij date olive cultivation at this site, in the Jordanian highlands, to the last 2 centuries of the 5th millennium cal BC. This period also sees the emergence of olive cultivation at Teleilat Ghassul, by the Dead Sea. The 10 new AMS dates were deliberately obtained from carbonized olive stones in order to date the exploitation of olives at el-Khawarij, a late prehistoric settlement believed to have been reliant on olive production. The results reveal a much longer span of occupation than hitherto suspected, including 2 dates that may fall later than 3900 cal BC (particularly OZI221, 3950–3530 cal BC). These later dates are in line with dates from other upland sites in the region, and may strengthen suggestions that Chalcolithic settlement persisted for longer in better watered upland areas (Lovell 2002). Further, an early date from a sample in a rock-cut installation in Area A suggests a much earlier date for occupation at the site, implying that upland olive exploitation may have commenced before 4700–4450 cal BC.en_AU
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizonaen_AU
dc.subjectHuman populationsen_AU
dc.subjectResource exploitationen_AU
dc.subjectIsotope datingen_AU
dc.titleUpland olive domestication in the chalcolithic period: new 14C determinations from El-Khawarij (Ajlun), Jordanen_AU
dc.typeConference Posteren_AU
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