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Modelling the diffusion of pottery technologies across Afro-Eurasia: Emerging insights and future research.

Jordan, P., Gibbs, K., Hommel, P., Piezonka, H., Silva, F. and Steele, J., 2016. Modelling the diffusion of pottery technologies across Afro-Eurasia: Emerging insights and future research. Antiquity, 90 (351), 590 - 603.

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DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2016.68

Abstract

Copyright © 2016 Antiquity Publications Ltd. Where did pottery first appear in the Old World? Statistical modelling of radiocarbon dates suggests that ceramic vessel technology had independent origins in two different hunter-gatherer societies. Regression models were used to estimate average rates of spread and geographic dispersal of the new technology. The models confirm independent origins in East Asia (c. 16000 cal BP) and North Africa (c. 12000 cal BP). The North African tradition may have later influenced the emergence of Near Eastern pottery, which then flowed west into Mediterranean Europe as part of a Western Neolithic, closely associated with the uptake of farming.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0003-598X
Uncontrolled Keywords:Neolithic transition; hunter-gatherers; agriculture; pottery; statistical model; radiocarbon; dating diffusion
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:32044
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:12 Mar 2019 14:08
Last Modified:12 Mar 2019 14:08

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