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An ethnoarchaeological study of cooking installations in rural Uzbekistan: development of a new method for identification of fuel sources
Mud constructed cooking installations such as ovens and hearths are common in modern, pre-modern and archaeological domestic contexts in West and Central Asia. Archaeological cooking installationsExpand
The taphonomy and preservation of wood and dung ashes found in archaeological cooking installations: case studies from Iron Age Israel
Cooking installations are among the most abundant features in Bronze and Iron Age archaeological sites in the southern Levant, yet until now their study has been mostly descriptive. We present aExpand
New Data from Shovakh Cave and Its Implications for Reconstructing Middle Paleolithic Settlement Patterns in the Amud Drainage, Israel
This study presents the geoarchaeological and geochronological aspects of Shovakh Cave and the first comparative context to the nearby Amud Cave (~ 500 m downstream), providing an exceptionalExpand
Formation processes in Philistine hearths from Tell es-Safi/Gath (Israel): An experimental approach
Abstract Ancient cooking installations yield important evidence for cooking technology and human diet. A cooking installation termed the Philistine pebble hearth is associated with the arrival of theExpand
Earliest Evidence of Toxocara sp. in a 1.2-Million-Yr-Old Extinct Hyena (Pachycrocuta brevirostris) Coprolite from Northwest Pakistan
Abstract The study of fossil parasites can provide insight into the antiquity of host–parasite relationships and the origins and evolution of these paleoparasites. Here, a coprolite (fossilizedExpand
Potentials and limitations for the identification of outdoor dung plasters in humid tropical environment: a geo-ethnoarchaeological case study from South India
Dung has been an important material used by humans since at least the early Neolithic Period. It accumulated within domesticated animal enclosures and it was used as fuel and fertiliser as well asExpand
Shell we cook it? An experimental approach to the microarchaeological record of shellfish roasting
In this paper, we investigate the microarchaeological traces and archaeological visibility of shellfish cooking activities through a series of experimental procedures with direct roasting usingExpand
Early Bronze Age pebble installations from Tell es-Safi/Gath, Israel: evidence for their function and utilization
Pebble stone installations are commonly found at various Early Bronze Age sites in the southern Levant. However, their function is often assumed or unknown. Thirteen circular pebble installationsExpand
Ash and Dung Calcitic Micro-remains
Ash pseudomorphs and dung spherulites are calcitic micro-remains. The former is found in large quantities in wood ash and the latter in animal dung. In this chapter, we describe the formation andExpand
‘Seeing Shit’: Assessing the Visibility of Dung Tempering in Ancient Pottery Using an Experimental Approach
Widespread ethnographic evidence exists for the addition of animal dung to clay during the process of ceramic production. However, conclusive evidence of dung tempering in archaeological ceramics i...