Dragana Filipović

School of Archaeology

University of Oxford

Nenad N. Tasić

Faculty of Philosophy

University of Belgrade

Vinča-Belo Brdo, a Late Neolithic Site in Serbia

Consideration of the Macro-Botanical Remains as Indicators

of Dietary Habits

Abstract: The analysis of macro-botanical remains from the late Neolithic site of Vinča-Belo Brdo has provided first information on the range of crops and wild plants present at the site, and revealed their potential role as foodstuffs. The abundance and distribution of certain plant taxa across different archaeological deposits suggests to what extent they were used within the settlement. The analysed plant remains also offer insight into the types of food consumed by Vinča residents and serve as a basis for inferring the seasonality and method of food provision/production and activities related to plant use.

Keywords: Vinča, late Neolithic, plant remains, diet, Serbia