The temporal and spatial diffusion of early agriculture across Europe from the Fertile Crescent has been widely studied, but data from the Caucasian corridor are still rare. This study shows the irst evidence for the cultivation of cereals and anthropogenic ires in southern Russia, between the Black Sea and the Azov Sea, 7000 years ago. It suggests that the Caucasian corridor contributed to the spread of agricultural practices throughout the steppes of Eurasia. This study also shows the strong impact of these practices on the dynamics of local coastal and forested ecosystems.
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - 2016|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Support was provided by the Institut universitaire de France, CLIMSORIENT and Geoarchaeology of ancient harbours programs. This work has been carried out with the support of the Labex OT-Med (ANR-11-LABX-0061) and of the A*MIDEX project (n° ANR-11-IDEX-0001-02), funded by the « Investissements d’Avenir » French Government program, managed by the French National Research Agency (ANR).
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- Caucasian corridor
- Early agriculture
- Radiocarbon chronology
- Taman peninsula
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Urban Studies
- Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)