Deconstructing the concept of Subneolithic farming in the southeastern Baltic

@article{Piliiauskas2016DeconstructingTC,
  title={Deconstructing the concept of Subneolithic farming in the southeastern Baltic},
  author={Gytis Pili{\vc}iauskas and Dalia Kisielienė and Giedrė Pili{\vc}iauskienė},
  journal={Vegetation History and Archaeobotany},
  year={2016},
  volume={26},
  pages={183-193}
}
The paper presents a critical review of the zooarchaeological, macrobotanical, palynological and archaeological data from Lithuania and their previous interpretations, which formerly served as the basis for the concept of development of pre-Neolithic or Subneolithic low intensity farming and/or livestock breeding in the eastern Baltic region. Moreover, it presents the first direct AMS dates from the crop remains and domestic animal bones discovered in Lithuanian Subneolithic and Neolithic… 
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