Diet and subsistence at the late Neolithic tell sites of Sopot, Slavča and Ravnjaš, eastern Croatia

  • Kelly Reed University of Warwick http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7460-8057
  • Maja Krznarić Škrivanko Gradski Muzej Vinkovci, Vinkovci
  • Marija Mihaljević Gradski Muzej Nova Gradiška, Nova Gradiška
Keywords: crop agriculture, archaeobotany, crop processing, charred macro-remains

Abstract

This paper presents archaeobotanical data from three late Neolithic Sopot Culture (c. 5200–4000 cal BC) tell sites, Sopot, Slavča and Ravnjaš, located in eastern Croatia. Tell settlements are well suited for exploring aspects of diet and subsistence, as they present a concentrated area with successive generations building upon previous occupation levels. The plant remains from the three study sites suggest a crop-based diet of mainly einkorn, emmer, barley, lentil and pea, as well as evi­dence of crop-processing activities. This diet was also probably supplemented by wild fruit from the local environment, such as cornelian cherry, chinese lantern and blackberry.

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Author Biography

Kelly Reed, University of Warwick
Teaching Fellow, School of Life Sciences
Published
2018-01-04
How to Cite
Reed, K., Škrivanko, M., & Mihaljević, M. (2018). Diet and subsistence at the late Neolithic tell sites of Sopot, Slavča and Ravnjaš, eastern Croatia. Documenta Praehistorica, 44, 326-337. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.44.19
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