publication . Article . 2017

New insights into the subsistence economy of the Eneolithic Dereivka culture of the Ukrainian North-Pontic region through lipid residues analysis of pottery vessels

Simona Mileto; Elker Kaiser; Yuri Rassamakin; Richard P. Evershed;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2017
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Abstract The Dereivka site of the North-Pontic forest-steppe has been widely investigated because of its potential as a centre for horse domestication (Levine, 1990; Telegin, 1986). Despite the significant archaeological evidence available, Dereivka is considered a contradictory and complex site (Rassamakin, 1999: 143) due to a range of challenges connected with reconciling the various lines of available archaeological evidence. Consequently, a generally acceptable subsistence economic model has still to be developed, with contrasting theories remaining unresolved. This paper presents new results of organic residues analyses from the site. Forty potsherds were s...
Subjects
free text keywords: Horse domestication, fatty acids, compound-specific stable isotope analyses, Hydrogen isotope, Chalcolithic, Ruminant, biology.organism_classification, biology, Subsistence agriculture, Archaeological evidence, Subsistence economy, Pottery, Domestication, Ecology
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