THE HUMAN FACE OF RADIOCARBON

THE HUMAN FACE OF RADIOCARBON
Reassessing chronology in prehistoric Greece and Bulgaria, 5000-3000 cal BC (TMO 69)
Edited by Zoï Tsirtsoni

Équipe ArScAn-Archéologie du Monde grec – Protohistoire égéenne

Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée Jean Pouilloux
ISBN 978-2-35668-054-9
Collection Travaux de la Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée n° 69

Présentation

Commander l’ouvrage

This volume presents the results of a multidisciplinary research program (“Balkans 4000”) financed by the French National Research Agency (ANR) and coordinated by the editor between 2007 and 2011, when she was a member of the Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée (Laboratory of Archaeology and Archaeometry). 192 new radiocarbon dates have been produced in the laboratories of Lyon, Saclay and Demokritos, from 34 archaeological sites, spanning the years from the end of the 6th to the beginning of the 3rd millennium BC. They shed light on the evolution of human settlement during the late stages of the Neolithic period in Greece and Bulgaria, and more specifically on the transition from the Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age during the “obscure” 4th millennium BC.

Thirty-one scholars, archaeologists as well as radiocarbon scientists, are signing the contributions.

Ce volume présente les résultats d’un programme de recherche pluridisciplinaire (« Balkans 4000 ») financé par l’Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) et coordonné par l’éditrice entre 2007 et 2011, lorsqu’elle était membre de la Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée (laboratoire Archéologie et Archéométrie). Les 192 nouvelles datations 14C, produites dans les laboratoires de Lyon, Saclay et Athènes (Demokritos) à partir d’échantillons venant de 34 sites en Grèce et en Bulgarie, couvrent la période s’étendant de la fin du VIe au début du IIIe millénaire av. J.-C. Ces datations éclairent l’évolution du peuplement durant les dernières phases du Néolithique, et plus particulièrement la transition vers l’âge du Bronze durant « l’obscur » IVe millénaire.

Trente et un chercheurs, archéologues et spécialistes des datations 14C, signent les contributions rassemblées dans ce volume.


Sommaire

Preface (Zoï Tsirtsoni)
Chapter 1. The chronological framework in Greece and Bulgaria between the late 6th and the early 3rd millennium BC, and the “Balkans 4000” project (Zoï Tsirtsoni)
Chapter 2. “Balkans 4000”: the radiocarbon dates from archaeological contexts (Yannis Maniatis, Christine Oberlin and Zoï Tsirtsoni)

Northeast Bulgaria
Chapter 3. The prehistoric cemetery at Smyadovo, Shumen district (Stefan Chohadzhiev)
Chapter 4. Settlement mound near the village of Kosharna (Dimitar Chernakov)

Northwest Bulgaria
Chapter 5. An early fourth millennium settlement near the village of Bezhanovo, Lovech Region (Maya Valentinova)
Chapter 6. The prehistoric settlement in the Ezeroto locality near the village of Borovan, Northwestern Bulgaria (Georgi Ganetsovski)

Bulgarian Thrace
Chapter 7. Tell Karanovo: the hiatus between the Late Copper and the Early Bronze Age (Vassil Nikolov and Viktoria Petrova)
Chapter 8. Archaeological excavations at Tell Karnobat (Yavor Boyadzhiev and Kamen Boyadzhiev)
Chapter 9. Radiocarbon dates from Tell Yunatsite (Yavor Boyadzhiev and Ioannis Aslanis)

Rhodopes
Chapter 10. The Final Chalcolithic site in the “Gradishteto” locality near the village of Dolno Dryanovo, Southwest Bulgaria (Nadezhda Todorova)
Chapter 11. Late Chalcolithic Tatul (Krassimir Leshtakov, Nadezhda Todorova and Vanya Petrova)
Chapter 12. The Late Chalcolithic site of Orlitsa (Yavor Boyadzhiev and Kamen Boyadzhiev)
Chapter 13. Investigations at the Chalcolithic settlement at Varhari (Yavor Boyadzhiev and Kamen Boyadzhiev)
Chapter 14. The Yagodina Cave and the final stages of the Chalcolithic in the Western Rhodope Mountains (Nadezhda Todorova and Maya Avramova)

Greek Eastern Macedonia
Chapter 15. The Late Neolithic II (Chalcolithic)-Early Bronze Age transition at the tell of Dikili 0Tash (Zoï Tsirtsoni)
Chapter 16. Kryoneri, Nea Kerdyllia: a settlement of the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age on the lower Strymon valley, Eastern Macedonia (Dimitria Malamidou)
Chapter 17. The “Katarraktes” Cave at Sidirokastro, Serres District (Anastasios Siros and Miltiadis Miteletsis)
Chapter 18. The island of Thasos from the Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age. Excavation data and absolute dates (Chaïdo Koukouli-Chrysanthaki and Stratis Papadopoulos)

Thessaly
Chapter 19. Palioskala. A Late Neolithic, Final Neolithic and Early Bronze Age settlement in the Eastern Thessalian plain, Central Greece (Giorgos Toufexis)
Chapter 20. Prodromos Karditsas, Magoula Agios Ioannis. A prehistoric settlement in the Western Thessalian plain (Christos Karagiannopoulos)
Chapter 21. The settlement at the Mikrothives interchange and the transition from the Chalcolithic to the Early Bronze Age (Vassiliki Adrymi-Sismani)

Southern Greece
Chapter 22. The Later Neolithic Stages in Central-Southern Greece based on the evidence from the excavations at the Agia Triada Cave, Southern Euboea (Fanis Mavridis, Žarko Tankosić)
Chapter 23. The Neolithic and Early Bronze Age settlement in Merenta, Attica, in its regional context (Olga Kakavogianni, Elena Tselepi, Kleio Dimitriou, Christina Katsavou and Kerasia Douni)
Chapter 24. Concluding remarks (Zoï Tsirtsoni)

General bibliography