Agricultural Changes at Euphrates and Steppe Sites in the Mid-8th to the 6th Millennium B.C.
This study investigates questions about the nature and extent of early agriculture, by examining plant remains recovered from several sites. Chapters look at evidence, or lack of evidence for intensification of food gathering, reconstruction of the past environment of the study region, and the archaeobotanical data from the three main sites investigated: Cafer Hoyuk in southeast Turkey, Abu Hureya in noethern Syria, both on the Euphrates, and a steppe site in the El Kowm basin in Syria. Moulin concludes that the data can only offer tentative evidence for intensification of agricultural activity, but regional differences were clearly visible.
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Field and analytical methods and presentation of the data
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Abu Hureyra aestivum agriculture Ain Ghazal analysis animals archaeological Arnebia Arnebia decumbens assemblages Aswad boeoticum bones Boraginaceae Bouqras Bromus Buglossoides Buglossoides tenuiflora Cafer Caryophyllaceae Cayonii cereal grains chaff chapter Chenopodiaceae composition contexts crop processing Crucianella Cruciferae cultivated Cyperaceae deposit dicoccum domesticated dung durum einkom einkorn emmer Epipalaeolithic Euphrates evidence excavation flot Ganj Dareh glume bases Gramineae hearths Hillman Hordeum Hordeum spp included indicate intensification items per litre items per ml Kowm large seeded legumes late PPNB Leguminosae Lens sp levels Liliaceae middle PPNB monococcum ssp Mureybet Neolithic number of identifications number of items occupation layers period phase Pistacia plant remains Polygonum possible PPNB present rachis rachis fragments recovered Rubiaceae samples Scirpus Secale showing the number similar small legumes small seeded legumes species spikelet forks steppe Stordeur three sites trench G turgidum ssp weed seeds wild seeds Wild/weed seeds Zeist