Historical Dates for Neolithic Sites of Southeast Europe

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Science  19 Mar 1976:
Vol. 191, Issue 4232, pp. 1170-1172
DOI: 10.1126/science.191.4232.1170


Direct comparison of the radiocarbon contents of charcoal samples with those of bristlecone pine wood samples dated by tree rings shows that a full-fledged Neolithic with pottery and all the domesticated animals, except the horse, was present in southeast Europe as early as the 65th century B.C. The chronologies for the stratigraphic sequences of the settlements of Achilleion and Anza, based on a total of 37 La Jolla radiocarbon measurements, cover almost 1000 years.