New Radiocarbon Dates, Stable Isotope, and Anthropological Analysis of Prehistoric Human Bones from the Balkans and Southwestern Carpathian Basin

Authors

  • Jelena Jovanović BioSense Institute, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Tamara Blagojević BioSense Institute, University of Novi Sad, Serbia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1993-4714
  • Jelena Marković University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy, Laboratory for Bioarchaeology, Serbia
  • Mario Novak Institute for Anthropological Research, Centre for Applied Bioanthropology, Zagreb, Croatia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4567-8742
  • Željka Bedić Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Anthropological Centre, Zagreb, Croatia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0134-5399
  • Goce Naumov Museum of Macedonia, Skopje, North Macedonia
  • Elena Stojanova Kanzurova Archaeological Museum of Macedonia, Skopje, North Macedonia
  • Dženi Los Kaducej d.o.o., Split, Croatia
  • Mirela Hutinec Vučedol Culture Museum, Vukovar, Croatia
  • Ljubo Fidanoski Museum of the City of Skopje, North Macedonia
  • Goran Skelac Geoarheo d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia
  • Mario Šlaus Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Anthropological Centre, Zagreb, Croatia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4941-2212
  • Sofija Stefanović University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy, Laboratory for Bioarchaeology, Serbia https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7434-8788

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.48.18

Keywords:

Neolithic, 14C analyses, stable isotopes, diet, health

Abstract

The paper provides a detailed overview of new radiocarbon dates, stable isotopes, and anthropological information obtained on prehistoric human remains (mostly Neolithic) from the Balkans and southwestern Carpathian Basin. It covers a large chronological sequence from the Mesolithic to the Bronze Age (9746–2628 cal BC), which encompasses different archaeological cultures. In total 76 radiocarbon dates deriving from 27 sites were obtained, coupled with new isotopic (n=34) and anthropological (n=33) data. The results filled the gaps in some of the older interpretations, but also produced new insights regarding chronology, health, and diet, leaving a strong baseline for all future research into Neolithic lifestyles.

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Published

25.10.2021 — Updated on 24.11.2021

How to Cite

Jovanović, J., Blagojević, T., Marković, J., Novak, M., Bedić, Željka, Naumov, G. ., Stojanova Kanzurova, E., Los, D., Hutinec, M., Fidanoski, L., Skelac, G., Šlaus, M., & Stefanović, S. (2021). New Radiocarbon Dates, Stable Isotope, and Anthropological Analysis of Prehistoric Human Bones from the Balkans and Southwestern Carpathian Basin. Documenta Praehistorica, 48, 224–251. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.48.18

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