Emergence of agriculture on the Taman Peninsula, Russia

David Kaniewski, Matthieu Giaime, Nick Marriner, Christophe Morhange, Nataliya S. Bolikhovskaya, Alexey V. Porotov, Elise Van Campo

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-118
Number of pages8
Issue number126
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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  • Caucasian corridor
  • Early agriculture
  • Radiocarbon chronology
  • Russia
  • Taman peninsula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)


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