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Holocene regional population dynamics and climatic trends in the Near East: a first comparison using archaeo-demographic proxies (dataset and R scripts)

Palmisano, Alessio; Lawrence, Dan; de Gruchy, Michelle W.; Bevan, Andrew; Shennan, Stephen

The present digital archive is the outcome of the paper: Palmisano, A., Lawrence, D., de Gruchy, M.W., Bevan, A., and Shennan, S., 2021. Holocene regional population dynamics and climatic trends in the Near East: a first comparison using archaeo-demographic proxies. Quaternary Science Reviews, 252: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106739

The dataset included here provides a collection of 10,606 radiocarbon dates, 1884 sites from archaeological surveys (1336 from Central Anatolia and 478 from Upper Mesopotamia) and 16 palaeoclimatic records for a period spanning between 14,000 and 2500 BP. In addition, the digital archive related to this paper provides reproducible analyses in the form of four scripts written in R statistical computing language.

List of versions:

  • 2.0. 15 December 2020 — Includes a few minor error corrections (the files 'References.txt' within the folder csv and the script 'radiocarbon.R').
  • 1.0  28 November 2020 — First public release of the dataset on Zenodo.
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