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dc.contributor.authorHeron, Carl P.*
dc.contributor.authorCraig, O.E.*
dc.contributor.authorLuquin, A.*
dc.contributor.authorSteele, Valerie J.*
dc.contributor.authorThompson, A.*
dc.contributor.authorPiličlauskas, G.*
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-12T12:21:16Z
dc.date.available2015-10-12T12:21:16Z
dc.date.issued2015-11
dc.identifier.citationHeron CP, Craig OE, Luquin A, Steele VJ, Thompson A and Piličlauskas G (2015) Cooking fish and drinking milk: Pottery evidence for aquatic resources and dairy products in the Southeastern Baltic from 3300-2400 Cal BC. Journal of Archaeological Science. 63: 33-43.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/7423
dc.descriptionYes
dc.description.abstractA study of pottery vessel contents and use was undertaken in order to obtain information on food processed in Subneolithic and Neolithic vessels from Nida and Šventoji (3300–2400 cal BC). The aim is to assess pottery use during major changes in the coastal environment and in material culture. Bulk carbon and nitrogen isotope, lipid biomarker and compound specific carbon isotope analysis was undertaken on ‘foodcrusts’, charred deposits adhering to vessel surfaces, and absorbed residues from different vessel types. In addition, three archaeological seal bones were analysed for bulk collagen and compound specific carbon isotope analysis to establish collagen-lipid offsets to inform interpretation of the data. The results show that the majority of the vessels were used for processing aquatic products. At Nida the data suggest exploitation of freshwater resources and, in the later stages of occupation, dairying. Analysis of a small number of Subneolithic vessels from Šventoji produced results that are also consistent with processing of aquatic products. Other substances identified include Pinaceae sp. resin or tar and beeswax. These data demonstrate that identifying patterns in pottery use contributes to understanding Neolithisation processes.
dc.language.isoen
dc.rights© 2015 Elsevier. This is the author’s version of a work that was published in the Journal of Archaeological Science. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Archaeological Science, 63: 33-43.
dc.subjectSoutheastern Baltic
dc.subjectSubneolithic
dc.subjectNeolithic
dc.subjectPottery use
dc.subjectOrganic residues
dc.subjectAquatic resources
dc.subjectDairy products
dc.titleCooking fish and drinking milk? Patterns in pottery use in the southeastern Baltic, 3300–2400 cal BC
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.date.Accepted2015-08-03
dc.date.application2015-08-05
dc.typeArticle
dc.type.versionAccepted manuscript
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2015.08.002
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refterms.dateFOA2018-07-25T13:51:02Z
dc.openaccess.statusopenAccess


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