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Earliest evidence for the use of pottery
Pottery was a hunter-gatherer innovation that first emerged in East Asia between 20,000 and 12,000 calibrated years before present (cal bp), towards the end of the Late Pleistocene epoch, a period ofExpand
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Long-Term Resilience of Late Holocene Coastal Subsistence System in Southeastern South America
Isotopic and molecular analysis on human, fauna and pottery remains can provide valuable new insights into the diets and subsistence practices of prehistoric populations. These are crucial toExpand
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Processes of Formation and Alteration of Archaeological Fire Structures: Complexity Viewed in the Light of Experimental Approaches
The aim of this article is to present an experimental approach for studying the formation and transformation processes of archaeological fire structures. We present a synthetic review of ourExpand
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New criteria for the molecular identification of cereal grains associated with archaeological artefacts
The domestication and transmission of cereals is one of the most fundamental components of early farming, but direct evidence of their use in early culinary practices and economies has remainedExpand
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Utilising phytanic acid diastereomers for the characterisation of archaeological lipid residues in pottery samples
Phytanic acid diastereomers, 3S,7R,11R,15-phytanic acid (SRR) and 3R,7R,11R,15-phytanic acid (RRR), were determined by GC–MS in extracts of archaeological ceramic. The SRR% was higher in pottery fromExpand
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The adoption of pottery by north-east European hunter-gatherers: Evidence from lipid residue analysis
Pottery was adopted by hunter-gatherers in the Eastern Baltic at the end of the 6th millennium cal BC. To examine the motivations for this cultural and technological shift, here we report the organicExpand
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Reconstruction of prehistoric pottery use from fatty acid carbon isotope signatures using Bayesian inference
Abstract Carbon isotope measurements of individual fatty acids (C16:0 and C18:0) recovered from archaeological pottery vessels are widely used in archaeology to investigate past culinary and economicExpand
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Technological Analysis of the World’s Earliest Shamanic Costume: A Multi-Scalar, Experimental Study of a Red Deer Headdress from the Early Holocene Site of Star Carr, North Yorkshire, UK
Shamanic belief systems represent the first form of religious practice visible within the global archaeological record. Here we report on the earliest known evidence of shamanic costume: modified redExpand
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Calling all archaeologists: guidelines for terminology, methodology, data handling, and reporting when undertaking and reviewing stable isotope applications in archaeology
Abstract Stable isotope analysis has been utilized in archaeology since the 1970s, yet standardized protocols for terminology, sampling, pretreatment evaluation, calibration, quality assurance andExpand
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Ancient lipids document continuity in the use of early hunter–gatherer pottery through 9,000 years of Japanese prehistory
Significance Pottery has had a central role in human society for many millennia, but the reasons for the emergence and spread of this technology are poorly understood. First invented by groups ofExpand
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