This project focuses on the interpretation of pottery technology variability as a reflection of past social identities within the Early Neolithic society. This study is based on the anthropological approach (Roux 2010). Pottery fabrication techniques reflect spatial patterns and resist the temporal fluctuations because of the process of learning, which make an affinity to the past social identities. The applied approach combines macroscopic analysis of fabrication techniques and microscopic study of petrographic composition together with geochemical analysis of the ceramic paste and other methods. We will focus on three different levels of the supposed technological diversity: intra-site, regional and macro-scale. Atthe intra-site scale we will study LBK pottery assemblage from the settlement site Bylany. At the regional scale, we will analyse samples from the sites from the Kutna Hora region. Technological diversity of the LBK pottery from Bohemia will be compared to Sachsen and the Paris Basin at the macro-geographical scale.
Neolithic pottery technology variability as a reflection of past social identities
• (Principal) Investigator:
Mgr. Petr Květina, Ph.D.
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Neolithic - pottery - social identities - technology