Earliest direct evidence of crop consumption in the central Tian Shan (Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan)
The main goal of this research is to explore the contribution of plant food to the diet of pastoral societies. It is still a subject of debate whether domesticated plants were being consumed and grown or just traded in this region during the Bronze Age, as the role of domesticated crops and their intensity of consumption in pastoral societies has been overlooked and until now hardly studied. This research presents the first results of stable carbon/nitrogen isotope analysis and archaeobotanical investigation results from the Prehistoric sites in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan of the central Tian Shan mountains. Obtained AMS dates of studied human bones and charred cereal macrofossils allowed to identify the earliest established agro-pastoralists in this region.
SAA 2015 abstracts made available in tDAR courtesy of the Society for American Archaeology and Center for Digital Antiquity Collaborative Program to improve digital data in archaeology. If you are the author of this presentation you may upload your paper, poster, presentation, or associated data (up to 3 files/30MB) for free. Please visit http://www.tdar.org/SAA2015 for instructions and more information.
Cite this Record
Earliest direct evidence of crop consumption in the central Tian Shan (Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan). Giedre Motuzaite Matuzeviciute, Martin Kenneth Jones. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395872)
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections