Late Glacial and early Holocene introduction of vertebrate species to Cyprus: New archaeozoological data

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Late Glacial and early Holocene introduction of vertebrate species to Cyprus: New archaeozoological data

Subject

S3-2, Island Faunal Translocations, oral

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Abstract:

The results of the archaeozoological studies from the substantial Pre-Pottery Neolithic sites of Parekklisha-Shillourokambos and Kissonerga-Mylouthkia, dated between 10,400 and 9,000 cal. BP, the revision of the radiometric dating of animal bones of the pre-Neolithic site Akrotiri-Aetokremnos (12-11th millennia BP), and the new recent discoveries at Ayia Varvara-Asprokremnos and Ayios Tychonas-Klimonas sites (ca. 11,000 cal. BP) will be briefly presented. These shed new light on the history of amphibians, reptiles and mammals on Cyprus during the Late Glacial and the Early Holocene periods. There is also evidence of numerous human mediated introductions of species, either domestic or wild managed animals, throughout the 11th-10th millennia BP which provides indirect evidence of intense exchange activity with the mainland.

Authors:

VIGNE Jean-Denis1, BAILON Salvador1,2, CROFT Paul3, CUCCHI Thomas1,4, DAUJAT Julie1,4 and ZAZZO Antoine1

Affiliations

1 UMR 7209/USM 303, CNRS/MNHN, INEE/Dpt EGB, Archéozoologie, archéobotanique : sociétés, pratiques, environnement, 55 rue Buffon, 75005 Paris, France.
2 CNRS, UMR 7194, Histoire naturelle de l’Homme préhistorique. Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Dép. préhistoire,
1 rue René Panhard, F-75013 Paris
3 University of Edinburgh, Lemba archaeological mission, Cyprus
4 Department of Archaeology, University of Aberdeen, St Mary’s Building Elphinstone Road, Aberdeen, AB24 3UF

Creator

Vigne, Jean-Denis
Bailon, Salvador
Croft, Paul
Cucchi, Thomas
Daujat, Julie
Zazzo, Antoine

Date

August 2010

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Vigne, Jean-Denis, Bailon, Salvador, Croft, Paul, Cucchi, Thomas, Daujat, Julie and Zazzo, Antoine. " Late Glacial and early Holocene introduction of vertebrate species to Cyprus: New archaeozoological data ," in BoneCommons, Item #1631, https://alexandriaarchive.org/bonecommons/items/show/1631 (accessed June 26, 2019).