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International Monographs in Prehistory: Archaeological Series
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The Iron Gates Mesolithic
382 pages, illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-87962-125-1 $180.00/£128.00 Hb Published (December 1996)
ISBN 978-1-87962-124-4 $59.95/£43.00 Pb Published (December 1996)
eISBN 978-1-78920-167-3 eBook
The Mesolithic sites in the Iron Gates Gorge of the Danube River, between Yugoslavia and Romania are reviewed in this volume. The important sites of Lepenski Vir, Vlasac, Padina, and Hajducka Vodenica are among the many covered in this comprehensive work. The author offers fundamental re-analyses and interpretations of stratigraphies, relative and absolute chronologies, architecture and settlement organization, the placement and styles of altars and sculptural elements, the chipped and polished stone industries, the bone and antler artifacts, the mortuary practices, ecology, and social organization of this remarkable archaeological culture. All of these materials, analyses, and interpretations are ultimately placed both within their broader, European archaeological context, and in an explicit theoretical framework.
Ivana Radovanovic is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at University of Kansas, and holds a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Belgrade.
Chapter 1. Environment of the Iron Gates Region
Chapter 2. Paleoenvironment and Subsistence
Chapter 3. Settlements and Settlement Architecture
Chapter 4. Burial Rites in the Iron Gates Mesolithic
Chapter 5. Portable Artifacts
Chapter 6. Periodization and Chronology of the Iron Gates Mesolithic
Chapter 7. The Iron Gates Mesolithic in European Framework
Appendix I: Catalogue of Sites
Appendix II: Documentation for the Analysis of the Vlasac Burials
Appendix III: List of Radiometric Dates for the Iron Gates Mesolithic and Other Regions of Interest
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