Posts Tagged ‘Pottery’

  • Video: Catherine Commenge – Some Evidence from Tumba Madzhari, Republic of Macedonia

    on Dec 5, 15 • in Archaeology, Conference, News, Our Activity, Prehistory, Republic of Macedonia • with Comments Off

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    Catherine Commenge (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique – CNRS, Paris) Technical Systems and the Social Dynamics of the Transmission of the “Neolithic package” in the Southwestern Balkans: Some Evidence from Tumba Madzhari, Republic of Macedonia Technical studies that consider technical choices and the “know-how” behind technical processes, closely dependent on the identity of their makers and on their sources of tradition in manufacturing, are a fruitful field for appreciating processes of cultural transmission and spatiotemporal dynamics. The very genesis of those technical systems has to be examined in so far as processes have already

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  • 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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  • HAEMUS partcipated in the international workshop – Tracing pottery making recipes in the Balkans, 6th – 4th millennium BC

    on Oct 6, 14 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Conference, Neolithic, News, Our Activity, Prehistory • with Comments Off


    Members of HAEMUS participated at the international workshop ‘Tracing pottery making recipes in the Balkans, 6th – 4th millennium BC‘. The event took place on September 19-20.2014 at the Serbian Academy of Science and it was organized as collaborative activity between the UCL Institute of Archaeology and the Institute for Balkan Studies (Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences), with the generous contribution of the Institute of Archaeometallurgical Studies (IAMS). Workshop concept was the Neolithisation of southeast Europe, which is one of the most dynamic periods in European prehistory, including, amongst many other features rapid developments in pyrotechnologies, particularly pottery and metal making

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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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