The earliest evidence of domesticated wheat in the Crimea at Chalcolithic Ardych-Burun

  title={The earliest evidence of domesticated wheat in the Crimea at Chalcolithic Ardych-Burun},
  author={Giedrė Motuzaitė-Matuzevi{\vc}iūtė and Sergey Telizhenko and Martin K. Jones},
  journal={Journal of Field Archaeology},
  pages={120 - 128}
Abstract This paper reports the discovery of the earliest evidence of domesticated wheat in the Crimean peninsula from the Ardych-Burun shell midden site, Ukraine. The Ardych-Burun site dates to middle of the 4th millennium cal b.c. For the first time, the chronology of a Ukrainian Chalcolithic period site has been established through direct radiocarbon dating of cereal grains retrieved from it. This discovery allows for a wider discussion of the chronology and geographical origins of… 
First results of archaeobotanical analysis from Neolithic layers of Buran Kaya IV (Crimea, Ukraine)
Abstract This paper contributes to understand the palaeoenvironment and the exploitation of vegetal resources during the Mid-Holocene in the southern Crimean Mountains. To address these questions, we
Late-Holocene palaeoenvironments of Southern Crimea: Soils, soil-climate relationship and human impact
Occupying 4% of Crimea’s territory, the sub-Mediterranean landscapes of Southern Crimea stand out for their distinct soil-climatic conditions and record of human activity. This paper presents the
First evidence of agro-pastoral farming and anthropogenic impact in the Taman Peninsula, Russia
Abstract Debate on the complex coevolution that has shaped interactions between forested ecosystems and humans through constantly evolving land-use practices over the past millennia has long been
Emergence of agriculture on the Taman Peninsula, Russia
The temporal and spatial diffusion of early agriculture across Europe from the Fertile Crescent has been widely studied, but data from the Caucasian corridor are still rare. This study shows the
Diet and subsistence in Bronze Age pastoral communities from the southern Russian steppes and the North Caucasus
Stable isotope compositions of the bone collagen of humans and animals varied across the study area and reflect regional diversity in environmental conditions and diets, with some indication for a dietary shift during the Early Bronze Age Maykop period.


Archaeopalynology of synanthropic vegetation in the chora of Chersonesos, Crimea, Ukraine
Abstract Palynological analyses of Late Holocene soils and sedimentary deposits within the agricultural territory ( chora ) of the ancient city of Chersonesos provide information on landscape
Holocene Mediterranization of the southern Crimean vegetation: paleoecological records, regional climate change, and possible non-climatic influences
Despite their relatively high latitude and isolation from the Mediterranean biome, the southern coast of the Crimean Peninsula and the NovorossiyskTuapse region of the western Caucasus harbor the
Holocene environmental change in southwestern Crimea (Ukraine) in pollen and soil records
Pollen records and soil development sequences from the Heraklean Peninsula and the Chyornaya Valley provide information on climatic change and fluctuation of ecological boundaries (mesic forests,
The earliest finds of cultivated plants in Armenia: evidence from charred remains and crop processing residues in pisé from the Neolithic settlements of Aratashen and Aknashen
Examination of crop processing residues used for tempering pisé provided important evidence of the plant economy at these two sites and two charred pips of Vitis vinifera were recovered, suggesting the early use of vines in the region.
On Subsistence Change at the Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition
mans in the Natufian occupied their sites for much of the year, calls for further eflection given their known differences in behavior. The Neanderthal occupation may have corresponded to
Eurasian Steppe Nomad
In the second half of the Atlantic period, the climate was warm and humid. Steppe vegetation predominated in the watersheds; mixed grass and gramineous steppes gave way to gramineous and
The neolithization of Southeastern Europe, including the Balkans and the North Pontic area, took place in an environmental context. This paper examines specifically its connection to the effect of
Neolithization in Ukraine
This study of the Neolithic period in the Ukraine has been translated from Russian into English and includes chapters on Neolithic settlement, chronology and periodisation, agriculture, animal
The role of waterways in the spread of the Neolithic
The causes and implications of the regional variations in the spread of the incipient agriculture in Europe remain poorly understood. We use population dynamics models to study the dispersal of the
Human Postcranial Variation in the Ukrainian Mesolithic-Neolithic
MEDINA LARA, F., C. BARROSO RUIZ, J. L. SANCHIDRIAN TORTI, AND A. RUIZ BUSTOS. I987. "Avance al estudio de los niveles musterienses de la cueva del Boquete de Zafarraya, Alcaucin, Malaga