Konstantin E Pustovoytov

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The collapse and resilience of political systems in the ancient Near East and their relationship with agricultural development have been of wide interest in archaeology and anthropology. Despite attempts to link the archaeological evidence to local paleoclimate data, the precise role of environmental conditions in ancient agricultural production remains(More)
We thank Maxwell et al. (1) for their interest in our study and agree that multielement isotopic analysis helps interpret ancient agricultural systems. Measurements of δN on archaeobotanical crop seeds have corroborated hypotheses of Near Eastern cultivation under gradually less-fertile soil conditions (2) and that early farmers used livestock manure to(More)
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