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Technology of Neolithic pottery from the southern Istria


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Zlatunić, Romuald. (2018). Technology of Neolithic pottery from the southern Istria. PhD Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Archaeology.
(Poslijediplomski doktorski studij arheologije) [mentor Težak-Gregl, Tihomila].

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The aim of this doctoral paper is to interpret the production technology of the Neolithic ceramics in Istria. The first part of the study is based on the technological-macroscopic analysis of the Neolithic ceramics of some sites and the second part of the study is based on the processing of ethnographic data on the production of the Istrian ceramics and the implementation of the experimental method of ceramics firing. The ethnographic data are not used as a direct analogy in the study, though they point to possible models of production, their use, which is essential for understanding the technology of the Neolithic pottery production. The examples at the ethnographic level were partially used in archaeological experiments for the selection and use of natural sediments. The microscopic analysis results of samples of the experimentally fired ceramics were compared to the macroscopic analyses results of samples of the original Neolithic ceramics. The data thus obtained were compared with published results of microscopically processed soil samples and some fragments of Neolithic ceramics in Istria and Dalmatia to obtain the best possible image of the Neolithic production technology of ceramic pottery. This type of research enables the archaeologistresearcher to comprehend the technological process of pottery creation and production through different prehistoric periods as well as some later historical periods. In addition, the study allows us to obtain results which enable a partial identification and connection of many factors in the research field and the reconstruction of the social and religious structure of prehistoric communities and their relation to the craftsman class – in this case to potters in Istria.

Item Type: PhD Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neolithic, Neolithic ceramics, technological-macroscopic analysis, experimental production and firing of ceramics, comparison of the results of the macroscopic and microscopic analyses, ethno-archaeologic studies, the social status of Neolithic potters
Subjects: Archaeology
Departments: Department of Archaeology
Supervisor: Težak-Gregl, Tihomila
Additional Information: Poslijediplomski doktorski studij arheologije
Date Deposited: 06 May 2019 12:54
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2022 00:15

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