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320 pages

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Published May 2024

Archaeopress Access Archaeology


Paperback: 9781789694666

Digital: 9781789694673

DOI 10.32028/9781789694666

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Neolithic; Eneolithic; Fishing; Hunting; Tools; Zooarchaeology

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Hunting and Fishing in the Neolithic and Eneolithic

Weapons, Techniques and Prey

Edited by Selena Vitezovic, Christoforos Arampatzis

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This volume contains 13 papers on hunting and fishing techniques, weapons and prey in the area from Anatolia to the Gibraltar region. Papers include specific case studies as well as syntheses of wider data sets and provide the latest methodological and theoretical perspectives on the role of hunting and fishing in early agricultural societies.



Introduction: Hunting and fishing in the Neolithic and Eneolithic in Europe and Anatolia

Hunting and fishing in Neolithic Anatolia – Abu B. Siddiq and Vecihi Özkaya

Hunting in the Early Chalcolithic of Cappadocia, Central Turkey: Evidence from Çiftlik-Tepecik – Pam Crabtree and Douglas V. Campana

The “Call of the Wild”: Hunting, fishing and foragingin the early farming villages of Northeastern Greece- environment, technologies, and culture – Marianna Nikolaidou and Ernestine S. Elster

Hunting at the Neolithic lakeside settlement of Anarghiri IXb in western Macedonia, Greece. The evidence of the chipped stone projectile points – Stella Papadopoulou

“Pick up your bows. We go hunting”. Deer antler hunting gear from the Neolithic lakeside settlement Anargiri IXb, Western Macedonia, Greece – Christoforos Arampatzis

Going into the wild: Hunting and fishing at the Early Neolithic site of Dzhulyunitsa-Smardesh – Nedko Elenski, Hristina Markova, and Dragomir Markov

Distribution and use of projectile points during the Chalcolithic Period in Bulgaria – Kamen Boyadzhiev

Harpoons from the tell-settlement of Căscioarele-Ostrovel (Romania): A technological and functional analysis – Monica Mărgărit

Indirect evidence for fishing on the middle course of Mureş River in the Late Neolithic: a multi-analytical approach to evaluating osseous hooks – Mihaela Savu and Cristian-Eduard Ştefan

Hunting and fishing equipment in the Neolithic period in the central Balkans – Selena Vitezović, Dragana Antonović and Danica Mihailović

“Where are the wild things”: Wild animal exploitation during the Neolithic of the central Balkans – Annie Brown and Haskel J. Greenfield

Hunting and fishing weapons, land and marine resources, technology and ways of life in the Neolithic sites of the Strait of Gibraltar region – Ignacio Clemente-Conte, José Ramos-Muñoz, Eduardo Vijande-Vila, Juan Jesús Cantillo-Duarte, José Antonio Riquelme Cantal, Niccolò Mazzucco, Diego Fernández-Sánchez, José María Corona Borrego, Milagrosa Soriguer-Escofet, Remedios Cabrera-Castro, David Cuenca-Solana, María Sánchez Aragón, Antonio Barrena-Tocino

Hunting practices in Neolithic sheepfold caves in the Iberian Peninsula: El Mirador cave (Sierra de Atapuerca, Burgos) and Cova Colomera (Serra del Montsec, Lleida) – Patricia Martín, Jordi Nadal, Xavier Oms and Josep Maria Vergè

About the Author

S. Vitezović obtained her BA, MPhil and PhD at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. She is currently employed at the Institute of Archaeology, Belgrade, Serbia. Her publications include the edited volume Close to the bone: current studies in bone technologies (2016) and two monographs: Methodology for studying prehistoric bone industries (in Serbian, 2016) and Prehistoric site of Pločnik near Prokuplje: the bone industry (2021), as well as over 60 papers in journals and edited volumes.

C. Arampatzis is an archaeologist and museologist. He is currently employed in the Greek Ministry of Culture. He studied Museology and Archaeology in Greece and in Switzerland and has published papers about prehistoric bone tool industries and ornaments in edited volumes and journals.