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Early FarmersThe View from Archaeology and Science$
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Alasdair Whittle and Penny Bickle

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780197265758

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197265758.001.0001

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Neolithic Lifeways

Neolithic Lifeways

Microstratigraphic Traces within Houses, Animal Pens and Settlements

Chapter:
(p.251) 14 Neolithic Lifeways
Source:
Early Farmers
Author(s):

Wendy Matthews

Lisa-Marie Shillito

Sarah Elliott

Ian D. Bull

James Williams

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265758.003.0014

In this chapter, the authors review how integrated microstratigraphic, phytolith and chemical analyses can contribute to our understanding of continuity and change in ecological and social practices during the transition to agriculture, in Zagros, with selective comparative reference to central Anatolia. They examine how micro-contextual analysis of plant materials preserved in large thin-sections and phytolith analyses are contributing to a fuller understanding of the ecology and use of both wild and domesticated plants than is possible from study of charred plants alone. They consider how integrated analyses of animal dung are informing on the earliest stages of animal management, including penning, foddering and use of dung for fuel. Lastly they briefly review the microstratigraphic evidence for how the transition to agriculture was shaped by and impacted on particular activities, roles and relations within households and communities by study of continuity and change in the nature, timing and organisation of these.

Keywords:   Microstratigraphy, phytolith analysis, Zagros, Anatolia, wild and domestic plants, dung, animal management, penning, foddering, transition to agriculture

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