Environment and Subsistence in the Zagros Epipalaeolithic



Asouti, Eleni, Kabukcu, Ceren, Swinson, Kate and Martin, Louise
(2023) Environment and Subsistence in the Zagros Epipalaeolithic. In: The Epipalaeolithic and Neolithic in the Eastern Fertile Crescent. Routledge,London, pp. 106-118. ISBN 9781032371429

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Abstract

Palegawra Cave is an emblematic site for the Zagros Epipalaeolithic. For nearly seven decades since its first excavation in 1951 by Robert Braidwood and Bruce Howe, it was the only Epipalaeolithic site in the Zagros that had generated a radiocarbon chronology as well as a substantial and well-published faunal assemblage. In 2016-17, a new expedition by the University of Liverpool in collaboration with the Sulaymaniyah Directorate of Antiquities and Heritage re-excavated Palegawra as part of the Liverpool-led eastern Fertile Crescent prehistory project, revisiting prehistoric sites previously investigated by Braidwood’s Iraq-Jarmo project to assess bioarchaeological preservation and retrieve materials suitable for radiometric dating. This chapter summarises the first insights generated by this new research at Palegawra into the nature, evolution and chronology of the Epipalaeolithic environments and subsistence economies in the northwest Zagros. It also outlines research questions and appropriate methodologies for future work in the region and time period.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: 4301 Archaeology, 4303 Historical Studies, 43 History, Heritage and Archaeology
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Histories, Languages and Cultures
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2023 11:18
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2024 19:07
DOI: 10.4324/9781003335504-9
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3176504