Hillman, Gordon C.. Abu Hureyra 1: the Epipalaeolithic

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Abu Hureyra 1: the Epipalaeolithic

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Village on the Euphrates: from foraging to farming at Abu Hureyra, byA.M.T. Moore, G.C. Hillman, A.J. Legge ; with contributions by J. Huxtable ... [et al.]

Published By: Original publisher Village on the Euphrates: from foraging to farming at Abu Hureyra, byA.M.T. Moore, G.C. Hillman, A.J. Legge ; with contributions by J. Huxtable ... [et al.] London ; New York: Oxford University Press. 2000. 327-399, 551-554 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication G. C. Hillman

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Epipaleolithic (M080)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Flora (137); Diet (262); Collecting (222); Nutrition (146); Cereal agriculture (243); Experimental data (1213);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Hillman examined the remains of plant foods preserved by charring and uses ethno-ecological modeling (especially comparing Abu Hureyra 1 with the more recent hunter-gathers of California as people inhabiting a similar habitat) to suggest what plants that are missing from the remains might have been eaten by the inhabitants of Abu Hureyra 1. He discusses what plants were used as fuels and the vegetative environment at the end of the Pleistocene. Hillman devoted 'some years to assembling a very extensive reference collection of archaic cereals, as well as fruits and seeds of other species , from my own field research in many areas of Southwest Asia.' (page 339). He also conducted experimental work on how plants might have been harvested, processed, and prepared. Hilllman discusses the Abu Hureyra 1 inhabitant's diet during the Epipaleolithic, the nutritional qualities of the major plant foods, where they would have gathered their food, how it would have been processed, and why and when they would have started agriculture, especially domesticating rye and growing pulses.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 53

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. m080-053

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: For bibliographical references see the Aceramic Neolithic collection(M084) document 14:Moore

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1972-1973 and plant collection intermittently since 1971

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Archaeobotonist-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah Berry; 2007

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 11,500 B.P.-10,000 B.P.

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Abu Hureyra 1, Syria

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Neolithic period--Syria/Excavations (Archaeology)--Syria/Abu Hureyra, Tall (Syria)/Syria--Antiquities

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