Oliver Craig's scientific contributions

Publications (9)

Full-text available
Contribution to the seminar ”Inferring dietary changes in the human past”. Seminar histed by the PPALAEO: centre for Human Palaeoecology and Origins, University of York.
Introductory poster highlighting the plans for the study of ceramic lipid residues from the Indus Civilisation
Full-text available
Zamostje 2, on the Dubna River, c.100km north of Moscow, appears to offer an ideal opportunity to understand the relative and absolute chronology of Upper Volga Early Neolithic pottery. More than 100 radiocarbon (14C) dates are available from a stratigraphic sequence which spans from the Late Mesolithic to the Middle Neolithic. All typological stag...


... 14 C ages of food-crusts on pottery suggest that the local FRE at Zamostje 2 in the Early Neolithic was moderate, but not negligible, with one fish-derived food-crust dating 271±69 14 C years older than a contemporaneous plant fibre (Meadows et al., 2015). While it is dangerous to extrapolate from a single sample, dietary reservoir effects at Zamostje 2 may have been relatively modest, compared to the examples listed above, particularly in the Late Mesolithic. Figure 10 shows possible calibrated dates for individual samples (following e.g. ...
... The current state of knowledge is heterogeneous, and systematic multi-proxy research including the building of robust absolute chronologies is needed to better understand the history of early ceramics. Over the last years, the problem of insufficient chronological data has been addressed by targeted dating efforts in various regions across North Eurasia, including Japan and the Far East (Taniguchi, 2017), Trans-Baikalia (Hommel et al., 2017;Tsydenova et al., 2017) and North-East Europe (e.g., Hartz et al., 2012;Lucquin et al., 2018;Zajtseva et al., 2016). Our study aims to start filling this gap for the Urals and West Siberia. ...