Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
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#1Ladislav Stančo (Charles University in Prague)
#2Adam Pažout (University of Haifa)
Abstract This paper aims to study interactions between ancient societies in semi-arid mountainous landscape of southern Central Asia using GIS based mobility analysis. The study region covers the south-eastern part of Uzbekistan along with narrow strips of neighbouring countries with a core area around present-day Darband village in the Baysun District. The presented GIS model is based on cumulative focal mobility network (CFMN) analysis derived from freely available ASTER DEM. Basically, CFMN a...
#1Asta J Rand (MUN: Memorial University of Newfoundland)
#2Varinia Matute (Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala)
Last. Wiesław Koszkul (Jagiellonian University)H-Index: 3
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Abstract The site of Nakum has been the subject of extensive archaeological investigation, but little is known of the subsistence practices or mobility of the Prehispanic Maya who lived there. This study employed a multi-isotopic approach to investigate the diet and mobility of the Nakum Maya. Despite the poor preservation typical of tropical environments, the isotopic compositions of five human bone samples were compared to carbon, nitrogen, and sulphur isotope baselines developed from 16 archa...
#1Hermine Xhauflair (McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research)
#2Alfred Pawlik (Ateneo de Manila University)H-Index: 1
Last. Angeliki Theodoropoulou (Heidelberg University)
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Abstract The presence of notches on European Palaeolithic flaked stone tools termed ‘denticulates’ has been variously ascribed to cultural, functional and taphonomic factors. In Southeast Asia prehistoric stone tool assemblages are dominated by unretouched flakes, so the rare retouched lithics, including denticulates, can be considered unique testimonies of the intention of the tool makers to control the shape and properties of tool edges. Here we report the results of plant processing experimen...
Abstract We present stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analyses of animal and human bones from south-eastern Poland, dated to the Neolithic and the Bronze Ages. The analyses are discussed against the background of archaeobotanical data from the studied sites from Miechow and Mozgawa. The mean values of δ13C and δ15N obtained from wheat grains from south-eastern Poland were used to model human palaeodiet. Our results show high levels of plant proteins in the diet, taking into account crop grain e...
Abstract This article presents petrographic profiles of Pre-Hispanic pottery from four sites linked to the Goya-Malabrigo archaeological entity, within the Parana River system (north-east Argentina, South America). As pottery is the most common archaeological remains from the wetlands sites of the aforementioned river, it has been widely studied, usually at on the macroscopic level. In the present work, petrographic thin-section data was subjected to multivariate analysis and tests of significan...
#1William Timothy Treal Taylor (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)H-Index: 7
Last. Isaac A. Hart (UofU: University of Utah)H-Index: 1
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Abstract The last several decades have seen the study of animal domestication and dispersal events in East and Central Asia revolutionized by expanded research in underrepresented regions, and new developments in scientific and biomolecular archaeology. The establishment of empirical criteria for aspects of the domestication process – including use of animals in transport, dietary exploitation by humans, pastoral transhumance, feeding practices, veterinary care, season of death, and ritual sacri...
#1Roberto Filloramo (UNIBO: University of Bologna)
Last. Antonio Curci (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 2
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Abstract In a selected area in the region of Apulia, Italy, an ongoing project is currently dealing with the comprehension of how prehistoric communities moved in their territory and how they exploited the landscape during the Neolithic and the early Bronze Age. Apulia is especially interesting in early prehistory. It is characterized by fertile soils, a favourable climate and an abundance of valuable raw materials, especially high-quality flint, and obsidian sources off the coast. Thus, the den...
#1Christophe DelageH-Index: 2
Last. Christoph Purschwitz (FU: Free University of Berlin)
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Abstract In the Near East, more particularly in the Southern Levant, the Rift Depression, also called the Dead Sea Transform (DST), reveals unique natural phenomena that have deeply marked the landscape, notably its topographic and hydrographic features, since the Miocene, about 5 million years ago (Mya). In this paper, we present four geo-archaeological case studies associated with the Central Jordan Valley (i.e. Gesher Benot Ya'aqov, Wadi al-Hammeh and the Greater Petra Region). These examples...
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Bronze Age