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Correlating climate change and archaeological record in the Iron Gates Mesolithic

Author(s): Ivana Radovanovic

Year: 2015

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Summary

Material culture record from the Danube Iron Gates Mesolithic reflects a variety of hunter-gatherer adaptive strategies, including shifts in the foraging methods, changes in preferential choices for the raw material extraction, and a variable use of the same locations for residential and/or aggregation camps covering over five millennia. Archaeological debates however remained focused mainly on a few hundred years of the local hunter-gatherers’ interaction with the incoming food producers during the Final Mesolithic. Recent geoarchaeological and archaeological survey of Mesolithic sites beyond the Danube Gorges in tandem with building a finer resolution record of the climate oscillations on the local and regional scale (AMS dating and stable isotope analyses), provides a possibility to explore a fuller context of the Iron Gates Mesolithic settlement and establish if there is a chronological correspondence between the late Pleistocene and early Holocene climate oscillations and the archaeological record.

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Correlating climate change and archaeological record in the Iron Gates Mesolithic. Ivana Radovanovic. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395690)


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min long: -11.074; min lat: 37.44 ; max long: 50.098; max lat: 70.845 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America