Further notes on Mesolithic-Neolithic contacts in the Iron Gates Region and the Central Balkans

  • Ivana Radovanović Department of Anthropology, University of Kansas
Keywords: Balkans, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Lepenski Vir, hunter-gatherer/farmer, interaction, migration, landscape learning

Abstract

Hunter-gatherer/farmer contact in the Iron Gates region is re-examined in view of recent archaeological research, and the social dynamics, population movements and interactions of small scale societies. Full, non-hostile interaction between hunter-gatherers and farmers in the Iron Gates region is proposed for the mid- 7th millennium calBC, followed by hunter-gatherer encapsulation at the end 7th millennium calBC. The lack of archaeological records on the Central Balkan Postglacial and Early Holocene hunter-gatherers is highlighted as a major obstacle to fully understanding cultural transformations, including the Neolithic transition, in this region.

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Published
2006-12-31
How to Cite
Radovanović, I. (2006). Further notes on Mesolithic-Neolithic contacts in the Iron Gates Region and the Central Balkans. Documenta Praehistorica, 33, 107-124. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.33.12
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