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Radiocarbon dating the beginning of the Neolithic in Iberia: new results, new problems

Radiocarbon dating the beginning of the Neolithic in Iberia: new results, new problems
Radiocarbon dating the beginning of the Neolithic in Iberia: new results, new problems
Radiocarbon dating of samples of charred cereal, biomolecularly confirmed sheep bone, human bone from burials, and diagnostic artifacts places the appearance of the ‘Neolithic package’ in Iberia ca. 5500 Cal BC. The earliest dates are statistically indistinguishable from Catalonia to Portugal and, whenever their archaeological context is secure, the associated pottery includes a significant, if not majority cardial-decorated component. These patterns are consistent with models of maritime pioneer colonization whereby the arrival of domesticates results from the dispersal of farming groups carrying the Cardial cultural tradition.
0952-7648
105-131
Martins, H.
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Xavier Oms, F.
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Pereira, L.
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Pike, A.W.G.
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Rowsell, K.
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Pike, A.W.G.
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Martins, H., Xavier Oms, F., Pereira, L., Pike, A.W.G., Rowsell, K. and Zilhao, J. (2015) Radiocarbon dating the beginning of the Neolithic in Iberia: new results, new problems. Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology, 28 (1), 105-131. (doi:10.1558/jmea.v28i1.27503).

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Radiocarbon dating of samples of charred cereal, biomolecularly confirmed sheep bone, human bone from burials, and diagnostic artifacts places the appearance of the ‘Neolithic package’ in Iberia ca. 5500 Cal BC. The earliest dates are statistically indistinguishable from Catalonia to Portugal and, whenever their archaeological context is secure, the associated pottery includes a significant, if not majority cardial-decorated component. These patterns are consistent with models of maritime pioneer colonization whereby the arrival of domesticates results from the dispersal of farming groups carrying the Cardial cultural tradition.

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Published date: 2015
Organisations: Archaeology

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Local EPrints ID: 378115
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/378115
ISSN: 0952-7648
PURE UUID: 401e5bed-6884-4293-880b-5eea9c742cb3
ORCID for A.W.G. Pike: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5610-8948

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Date deposited: 26 Jun 2015 15:25
Last modified: 17 Sep 2019 00:43

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Author: H. Martins
Author: F. Xavier Oms
Author: L. Pereira
Author: A.W.G. Pike ORCID iD
Author: K. Rowsell
Author: J. Zilhao

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