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Centralisation and long-term change in farming regimes: Comparing agricultural practices in Neolithic and Iron Age south-west Germany

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This study uses two novel archaeobotanical techniques – crop carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis and functional weed ecology – to determine directly how the intensity of agricultural practice changed from the Neolithic to the early Iron Age in south-west Germany, with the emergence of fortified hilltop settlements (Fürstensitze or chiefly seats) regarded as the first urban centres in central Europe. The crop isotope and functional weed ecological evidence suggest that surplus cereal producti...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1017/ppr.2017.3

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Oxford, SSD, School of Archaeology, Archaeology Institute
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Grant:
AGRICURB project, grant no. 312785
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society Journal website
Volume:
83
Pages:
357-381
Publication date:
2017-06-20
Acceptance date:
2016-11-15
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EISSN:
2050-2729
ISSN:
0079-497X
Pubs id:
pubs:659761
URN:
uri:29ee961e-9207-45f0-b630-a45abb9f0cff
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uuid:29ee961e-9207-45f0-b630-a45abb9f0cff
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pubs:659761

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