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Publications

Balasse, M., Renault-Fabregon, L., Gandois, H., Fiorillo, D., Gorczyk, J., Bacvarov, K. and M. Ivanova (2020) Neolithic sheep birth distribution: results from Nova Nadezhda (sixth millennium BC, Bulgaria) and a reassessment of European data with a new modern reference set including upper and lower molars. Journal of Archaeological Science 118 (2020) 105139. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2020.105139

Ivanova, M. (2020) Growing societies: an ecological perspective on the spread of crop cultivation and animal herding in Europe, in: Gron, K., L. Sørensen, P. Rowley-Conwy (eds.), Farmers at the Frontier: A Pan-European Perspective on Neolithisation. Oxford: Oxbow, 7-44. ISBN 978-1-78925-140-1.

Cramp, L., Ethier, J.,Urem-Kotsou, D., Bonsall, C., Boric, D., Boroneant, A., Evershed, R., Peric, S., Roffet-Salque, R., Whelton, H., Ivanova, M. (2019) Regional diversity in subsistence among early farmers in Southeast Europe revealed by archaeological organic residues. Proc. R. Soc. B 286: 20182347. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2018.2347 

Ivanova, M., Athanassov, B., Petrova, V., Takorova, D., Stockhammer, P. (2018) Social Dimensions of Food in the Prehistoric Balkans. Oxford: Oxbow. 

Ivanova, M. (2018) „No quern, no food“: Milling technology and the spread of farming into the temperate zone of south-eastern Europe, in: Ivanova, M., Athanassov, B., Petrova, V., Stockhammer, P., Takorova, D. (eds.) Social Dimensions of Food in the Prehistoric Balkans. Oxford: Oxbow, 172-188. 

Valamoti, S. M., D. Chondrou, T. Bekiaris, N. Ninou, N. Alonso, M. Ivanova, S. Laparidou, C. McNamee, I. A. Palomo, G. Prats, H. Procopiou, G. Tsartsidou. Plant foods, stone tools and food preparation in prehistoric Europe: an integrative approach in the context of ERC funded project PLANTCULT. Journal of Lithic Studies (accepted). 

Ivanova M, De Cupere B, Ethier J, Marinova E (2018) Pioneer farming in southeast Europe during the early sixth millennium BC: Climate-related adaptations in the exploitation of plants and animals. PLoS ONE 13(5): e0197225. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0197225

Ethier, J., Bánffy, E., Vukovic, J., Leshtakov, K., Bacvarov, K., Roffet-Salque, M., Evershed, R. P. and M. Ivanova (2017) Earliest expansion of animal husbandry beyond the Mediterranean zone in the sixth millennium BC. Scientific Reports 7, 7146, DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-07427-x, http://rdcu.be/uGBl

Balasse, M., Tresset, A., Bălăşescu, A., Blaise, E., Tornero, C., Gandois, H., Fiorillo, D., Nyerges, E., Frémondeau, D., Banffy, E. and M. Ivanova (2017) Sheep birth distribution in past herds: a review for prehistoric Europe (6th – 3rd millennia BC). Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1751731117001045

Gori, M. and M. Ivanova, (eds.) (2017) Balkan Dialogues. Negotiating Identity in the Prehistoric Balkans. London: Routledge.  http://rdcu.be/tPko

Conferences

International Conference at the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences „Social Dimensions of Food in the Prehistory of the Eastern Balkans and Neighbouring Areas“, Heidelberg, 30th April – 2nd May 2015

Programm Food Culture 2015_24.02

Research presentations

M. Ivanova and L. Cramp. Diversity in early farming foodways in the Balkans: the organic residue record“, 24th Neolithic Seminar „Neolithisation processes in Eurasia: Retrospect and prospect“, Department of Archaeology, University of Ljubljana, 26-27 October 2018 

M. Ivanova. Lifeways and foodways in the Balkan Neolithic“, Session 464 „Divergent lifeways: Tracing socio-cultural and economic variability within the Mediterranean and Balkan Neolithic, EAA 2018, 24th Annual Meeting, Barcelona, 5 – 8 September 2018 

T. Valamoti, N. Alonso, T. Bekiaris, M. Bofill, D. Chondrou, M. Ivanova, S. Laparidou, C. McNamee, I. Ninou, H. Procopiou, A. Palomo, G. Prats, G. Tsartsidou. Plant foods, stone tools and food preparation in prehistoric Europe: an integrative approach in the context of ERC funded project PLANTCULT. Ground Stone Artifacts and Society. An international conference on quarrying, production, function and exchange of ground stone artifacts, AGSTR 2017, Mainz, 12th to 15th September 2017

M. Balasse, R. Berthon, R. Gillis, A. Balasescu, L. Kovacikova, É. Á. Nyerges, A. Tresset, E. Bánffy, J.-D. Vigne, R. Evershed and M. IvanovaAdaptations of Neolithic cattle husbandry to Central Europe: integration of the woodland landscape component, seasonal reproduction, consequences on dairy economy. Session 405 “Cattle-based Agriculture in Central Europe – introduction, spread and impact”, EAA 2017, 23rd Annual Meeting, Maastricht, 30 August – 3 September 2017

M. Ivanova, E. Marinova, B. De Cupere. Pioneer farming in the Balkans during the early sixth millennium BC: integrating quantitative bioarchaeological datasets with bioclimatic parameters. Session 214 „The other side: The reality of the earliest farming in Europe and lessons for understanding agricultural origins“ EAA 2017, 23rd Annual Meeting, Maastricht, 30 August – 3 September 2017

J. Ethier, E. Bánffy, J. Vuković, K. Bacvarov, M. Roffet-Salque, R. P. Evershed, M. Ivanova. Cash cows: The introduction of domestic livestock beyond the Mediterranean zone in the sixth millennium BC. Session 405 “Cattle-based Agriculture in Central Europe – introduction, spread and impact”, EAA 2017, 23rd Annual Meeting, Maastricht, 30 August – 3 September 2017

A. Chevalier, M. Ivanova, E. Bánffy , J. Vukovic. Food plants of the first Balkan farmers: assessing the diversity of domestic and wild plants through microfossils analyses on grinding tools. Session 285 „Approaches to Early Farming Systems: diffusion and development of agri cultural practices into the Mediterranean“ , EAA 2017, 23rd Annual Meeting, Maastricht, 30 August – 3 September 2017

J. Ethier. Foodways among Southeast Europe’s first famers: interrogating mobility and sedentary subsistence strategies through residue analysis. International open workshop 2017, Socio-Environmental Dynamics over the Last 12,000 Years: The Creation of Landscapes V, Kiel, March 20-24, 2017

M. Ivanova. Investigating the diet and food technology of the first Neolithic farmers in the Balkans: case studies from Thrace to Transdanubia. CNRS, UMR 7055, Laboratory Prehistory & Technology, Institute of Archaeology & Technology, April 4, 2016

M. Ivanova. Was der Bauer nicht kennt … Untersuchungen zur Ernährungswirtschaft im Neolithisierungsprozess Südosteuropas, Forschungskolloquium des Instituts für Ur- und Frühgeschichte, Kiel, February 15, 2016

A. Chevalier, M. Ivanova, E. Bánffy, T. Marton, A. Osztás, J. Vukovic. Early Neolithic plant processing and use in the Balkans: new data from microfossils. 17th Conference of the International Work group for Palaeoethnobotany (IWGP), Paris, July 4-9, 2016

M. Ivanova. Hearth and house: foodways and the use of domestic space in the Early Neoli-thic Balkans, International Conference „Prehistoric Houses in the Balkans: Profane and Sacred Contexts (sixth to fifth millennium BC)“, Stara Zagora, May 14-17, 2015

M. Ivanova. Stories Behind the Stones: Grinding Technology and the Farming Expansion in the Balkans, International Conference at the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences „Social Dimensions of Food in the Prehistory of the Eastern Balkans and Neighbouring Areas“, Heidelberg, 30th April – 2nd May 2015

M. Ivanova & E. Marinova. Heading north: landscape use and food technology at the ini0al stage of farming expansion in the Balkans, Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 80th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, April 15-19, 2015

M. Ivanova. Food technology and the farming transition in southeast Europe, Session T03S013 Cooking in Prehistory, Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Istanbul, September 10-14, 2014

M. Ivanova & E. Marinova. Cultivating tastes: food and identity of the first farming communities in the Balkans, Balkan Dialogues. Spatial Boundaries and Cultural Identities in the Prehistoric BalkansInternational Conference, University of Heidelberg, May 02-03, 2014

M. Ivanova. Food cultures: Interdisciplinary studies of early farming food technology and palaeodiet in Southeastern Europe, Bioarchaeology and archaeology in Neolithic Europe: the Carpathian BasinWorkshop, Mainz – Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, April 03-05, 2014