Beginnings of the Neolithic in Southeast Europe: the Early Neolithic sequence and absolute dates from Džuljunica-Smărdeš (Bulgaria)

Raiko Krauß, Nedko Elenski, Bernhard Weninger, Lee Clare, Canan Çakırlar, Petăr Zidarov

Abstract


 Investigations of a balk in the centre of the prehistoric settlement of Džuljunica-Smărdeš  comprised a sequence of archaeological deposits from the very onset of Neolithisation in South-eastern Europe throughout the end of the Early Neolithic. The arrival of Neolithic lifeways in the region coincides with the end of a period for which palaeoclimate proxies attest to considerable climate fluctuation. In connection with these investigations, the zoological finds were examined, which provide insight into the economy of this key settlement for the entire Balkan region.


Keywords


Neolithisation; Bulgaria; painted pottery; ‘Rapid Climate Change’

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4312/dp.41.3

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Copyright (c) 2014 Raiko Krauß, Nedko Elenski, Bernhard Weninger, Lee Clare, Canan Çakırlar, Petăr Zidarov

Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts
(Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani) 

Print ISSN: 1408-967X
Online ISSN: 1854-2492