Animal Husbandry in Secondary Neolithisations
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk
Canan Çakirlar - Speaker
Daniel Raemaekers - Speaker
We compare the role and nature of early animal husbandry in the eastern Aegean and the Dutch Delta, two regions of secondary Neolithisation. We compare first-hand insights and combine primary datasets from these two areas, which are typically considered in relation to their immediate neighbors. Earliest animal husbandry in the eastern Aegean is usually associated with full-scale herding by full-time agropastoralists whose origins are in the east, whereas earliest animal husbandry in the Dutch Delta is seen as small-scale efforts mostly by local hunter-gatherer-fishers. With this seemingly unlikely comparison, we hope to come closer to understanding the factors that influence the role and nature of animal husbandry in secondary Neolithic situations from a refreshing angle and with a critical assessment of the available datasets.