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New AMS 14C dates for human remains from Stone Age sites in the Iron Gates Reach of the Danube, Southeast Europe

New AMS 14C dates for human remains from Stone Age sites in the Iron Gates Reach of the Danube, Southeast Europe
New AMS 14C dates for human remains from Stone Age sites in the Iron Gates Reach of the Danube, Southeast Europe
Archaeological investigations in the Iron Gates reach of the Lower Danube Valley between 1964 and 1984 revealed an important concentration of Stone Age sites, which together provide the most detailed record of Mesolithic and Early Neolithic settlement from any area of southeastern Europe. Over 425 human burials were excavated from 15 sites. Of these, less than one-fifth have been directly dated. This article presents 37 new AMS dates on human bone from five sites in the Iron Gates, together with the corresponding δ13C and δ15N values. They include the first dates on human bone from two sites, Icoana and Velesnica. The results are important for the chronology of Stone Age mortuary practices in the Iron Gates and the timing of the Mesolithic–Neolithic transition in the region.
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Bonsall, Clive, Vasic, Rastko, Boroneant, Adina, Roksandic, Mirjana, Soficaru, Andrei, McSweeney, Kathleen, Evatt, Anna, Aguraiuja, Uelle, Pickard, Catriona, Dimitrijevic, Vesna, Higham, Thomas, Hamilton, Derek and Cook, Gordon (2015) New AMS 14C dates for human remains from Stone Age sites in the Iron Gates Reach of the Danube, Southeast Europe. Radiocarbon, 57 (1), 33-46. (doi:10.2458/azu_rc.57.18188).

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Archaeological investigations in the Iron Gates reach of the Lower Danube Valley between 1964 and 1984 revealed an important concentration of Stone Age sites, which together provide the most detailed record of Mesolithic and Early Neolithic settlement from any area of southeastern Europe. Over 425 human burials were excavated from 15 sites. Of these, less than one-fifth have been directly dated. This article presents 37 new AMS dates on human bone from five sites in the Iron Gates, together with the corresponding δ13C and δ15N values. They include the first dates on human bone from two sites, Icoana and Velesnica. The results are important for the chronology of Stone Age mortuary practices in the Iron Gates and the timing of the Mesolithic–Neolithic transition in the region.

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Published date: 2015

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Local EPrints ID: 435695
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/435695
ISSN: 0033-8222
PURE UUID: 15868a6f-6c24-4993-a417-514a2da57905
ORCID for Andrei Soficaru: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8658-6695

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Last modified: 10 Dec 2019 01:22

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Author: Clive Bonsall
Author: Rastko Vasic
Author: Adina Boroneant
Author: Mirjana Roksandic
Author: Andrei Soficaru ORCID iD
Author: Kathleen McSweeney
Author: Anna Evatt
Author: Uelle Aguraiuja
Author: Catriona Pickard
Author: Vesna Dimitrijevic
Author: Thomas Higham
Author: Derek Hamilton
Author: Gordon Cook

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