9th millennium plant subsistence in the central Anatolian highlands: new evidence from Pinarbasi, Karaman Province, central Anatolia

Fairbairn. Andrew S., Jenkins, Emma, Baird, Douglas and Jacobsen, Geraldine (2014) 9th millennium plant subsistence in the central Anatolian highlands: new evidence from Pinarbasi, Karaman Province, central Anatolia. Journal of Archaeological Science, 41 801-812. doi:10.1016/j.jas.2013.09.024


Author Fairbairn. Andrew S.
Jenkins, Emma
Baird, Douglas
Jacobsen, Geraldine
Title 9th millennium plant subsistence in the central Anatolian highlands: new evidence from Pinarbasi, Karaman Province, central Anatolia
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9th millennium plant subsistence in the central Anatolian highlands: new evidence from Pinarbaşi, Karaman Province, central Anatolia
Journal name Journal of Archaeological Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0305-4403
1095-9238
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jas.2013.09.024
Volume 41
Start page 801
End page 812
Total pages 12
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Academic Press
Language eng
Subject 1202 Building
3302 Archaeology
Abstract Plant macrofossil analysis, phytolith analysis and AMS radiocarbon dating at Pinarbaşi in central Anatolia confirm the presence and continuity of plant gathering practice as a key subsistence strategy from c. 9000-7700cal 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 9000cal 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.
Keyword Archaeobotany
Turkey
Seeds
Phytoliths
Foraging
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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