Archaeometrical analysis of Neolithic pottery from the Divača region, Slovenia

  • Andreja Žibrat Gašparič Department of Archaeology, University of Ljubljana, SI
Keywords: mineralogy, Neolithic, pottery, provenience studies, transhumance

Abstract

The results of the mineralogical and chemical analyses of pottery from the Neolithic period from the Divača region are presented. Pottery samples from two rock shelters, i.e. Mala Triglavca and Trhlovca, were included in the analyses, as well as sediment samples from other rock shelters, caves and rivers around this area. The mineralogical and chemical composition of the ceramic is uniform in most of the samples; the differences between the clay pastes of the vessels are in the use of a tempering material, mostly calcite grains. The sediment samples, especially from the cave deposits, point to a local production of the Neolithic pottery on the Karst plateau.

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Published
2004-12-31
How to Cite
Žibrat Gašparič, A. (2004). Archaeometrical analysis of Neolithic pottery from the Divača region, Slovenia. Documenta Praehistorica, 31, 205-220. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.31.15
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