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|Title:||Plant use from c. 9000-7800 cal BC at Pınarbaşı A and D, Karaman Province, Central Anatolia|
|Citation:||Fairbairn, A. S., Jenkins, E., Baird, D., & Jacobsen, G. (2014). Plant use from c. 9000-7800 cal BC at Pınarbaşı A and D, Karaman Province, central Anatolia. Journal of Archaeological Science, 41, 801-812. doi:10.1016/j.jas.2013.09.024|
|Abstract:||Plant macrofossil analysis, phytolith analysis and AMS radiocarbon dating at Pınarbaşı in central Anatolia confirm the presence and continuity of plant gathering practice as a key subsistence strategy from c. 9000–7700 cal BC. Results demonstrate the use of almond, terebinth and hackberry as food plants, similar to Palaeolithic/Epipalaeolithic subsistence strategies in the Antalya region. Crop and/or crop progenitor use is unsupported, with sporadic cereal macrofossils rare and shown by direct radiocarbon dating to be intrusive, a conclusion supported by the phytolith analysis. Seed exploitation is also rejected. Results confirm the presence of sedentary foragers from 9000 cal BC in central Anatolia, contemporary with the Levantine PPNA-Early PPNB, suggest a different plant subsistence focus to contemporary forager societies in the Fertile Crescent and indicate economic differences with contemporary sites in central Anatolia which were already cultivating crops. © 2013, Elsevier Ltd.|
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