On the Stone Age archaeobotany of the Zagros Mountains

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dc.contributor.advisor Conard, Nicholas (Prof. Dr.)
dc.contributor.author Baines, Jonathan
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-21T10:00:27Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-21T10:00:27Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.other 494654937 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10900/77545
dc.identifier.uri http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-775453 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-18946
dc.description.abstract I present two archaeobotanic assemblages from the Stone Age in the Zagros Mountains of Iran and describe what part of the vegetation was like in their vicinity. Environmental conditions signalled by the recovered taxa are investigated and their impact on the way people occupied the sites. The Upper Palaeolithic cave Ghar-e Boof, was in a favourable setting in the landscape for camping and revealed evidence for the consumption of vetch pulses. The tell Chogha Golan formed out of consecutive visits of Pre-Pottery Neolithic date that suggest its setting also enabled good access to resources and nourishment in the surrounding area. Due to the incompleteness of its excavation, various interpretations of the mode of residence and subsistence strategies during the midden occupation are compatible with its particular plant record. The assemblage does not let one distinguish between possible site use, habitation patterns and subsistence activities as either sedentary/agricultural or nomadic/hunter-gatherer. Because of the close resemblance in vegetation composition with the cave and comparable contemporary sites further West in the Levant, the validity of a weed community in the midden horizons is debated. Although inter-band relationships became more complex during the midden’s development, I hypothesise the visitors/occupants continued the hunting and gathering strategies and mobile traditions of the Upper Palaeolithic. The botanic record at both sites reflects their local surrounding vegetation and the results of hunter-gatherer subsistence activities, without that this agency seriously impacted the deposition of the wild flora from the encountered habitats. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podno de_DE
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dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_ohne_pod.php?la=en en
dc.subject.classification Archäologie , Archäobotanik , Iran , Zagrosgebirge de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 500 de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 930 de_DE
dc.subject.other Upper Palaeolithic en
dc.subject.other Neolithic en
dc.subject.other Cave en
dc.subject.other Tell de_DE
dc.subject.other Höhle de_DE
dc.subject.other paläolithisch de_DE
dc.subject.other neolithisch de_DE
dc.title On the Stone Age archaeobotany of the Zagros Mountains en
dc.type PhDThesis de_DE
dcterms.dateAccepted 2017-07-28
utue.publikation.fachbereich Geowissenschaften de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 7 Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät de_DE


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