Archive for the ‘Pottery’ Category

  • Book: Squaring the Circle – Neolithic Way (Balkans)

    on Oct 12, 14 • in Archaeology, Book, Internet, Neolithic, News, Pottery, Prehistory, Serbia • with Comments Off


    Original title Ненад Н. Тасић НЕОЛИТСКА КВАДРАТУРА КРУГА The book in front of you comes as an invitation and a teaser for the revival of interest in the complex enigmas of the Neolithic period of the Central Balkan region. For that reason, this book tackles diverse subjects from different perspectives and involves some of the most important and yet unsolved questions. These are the initial settling down of Neolithic communities, their taming of nature, the importance of salt, infant nutrition and its role at the beginning of the Neolithic period, and the periodization of the Early

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  • DISSERTATIONS – Defining the regional characteristics of Final Neolithic and Early Bronze Age pottery in Attica

    on Mar 16, 14 • in Archaeology, Bronze age, Greece, Neolithic, News, Pottery • with Comments Off


    Defining the regional characteristics of Final Neolithic and Early Bronze Age pottery in Attica Margarita Nazou Year of VIVA: 2013 Description: 1 volume, 448 pages, colour & b/w figures, drawings, maps, 29.7×21 cm University: University College London (UCL) Country: United Kingdom Supervisor: Todd Whitelaw Other supervisors: Cyprian Broodbank, Andrew Bevan Examiners: Bill Sillar, Yiannis Papadatos Not yet published Aegean Library: Dig. Nazou phd 2013   Abstract Situated between mainland and island-defined archaeological entities, Attica has traditionally been treated as a transitional borderland between what is perceived as ‘Helladic’ versus ‘Cycladic’ culture. Most discussions of social

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  • 6,000-Year-Old Wine Found In Greece – Ancient Samples May Be Oldest Unearthed In Europe

    on Oct 6, 13 • in Archaeology, Excavation, Greece, Neolithic, News, Pottery • with Comments Off

    (© Mission Archéologique de Dikili Tash)

      Conventional wisdom agrees that a fine wine generally gets better with age — good news for the 6,200-year-old wine samples unearthed in Greece, huh? Researchers working at an ongoing dig site in northern Greece recently announced that the final results of residue analysis from ancient ceramics showed evidence of wine dating back to 4200 B.C., according to the Greek Reporter. The excavation, located at a prehistoric settlement known as Dikili Tash, is situated 1.2 miles from the ancient city of Philippi and has been inhabited since 6500 B.C., according to the researchers’ website. The analysis was not

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  • UNESCO places Romania’s Horezu ceramics on the list of intangible cultural heritage

    on Dec 7, 12 • in Cultural heritage, News, Pottery, Romania, UNESCO • with Comments Off

    Ceramica Horezu

    The famous Romanian ceramics of Horezu are now on the Representative List of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, following a decision of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage that met in Paris, on December 6. “Romania now ranks 42nd out of 122 countries, with 31 historical and natural monuments on the UNESCO Heritage List and 3 elements of intangible heritage on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (the Căluşari ritual dance, the Doina song and now the Horezu ceramics), which means that our country

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