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Title: Plant use from c. 9000-7800 cal BC at Pınarbaşı A and D, Karaman Province, Central Anatolia
Authors: Fairbairn, AS
Jenkins, E
Baird, D
Jacobsen, GE
Keywords: Turkey
Isotope dating
Seeds
Forage
Plants
Archaeological sites
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2014
Publisher: Elsevier
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.
Gov't Doc #: 6902
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2013.09.024
http://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/7258
ISSN: 0305-4403
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