Miniature vessels from the Neolithic site at Čatež-Sredno polje. Were they meant for every day use or for something else?

  • Alenka Tomaž Institute for Mediterranean Heritage, Science and Research Centre Koper, University of Primorska
Keywords: Neolithic, Slovenia, pottery, miniature vessel

Abstract

Archaeologists use models based on ethnographic analogy and theory to recreate the meanings of symbols, but rarely can the archaeological data by itself provide us with a story. The extensive excavation at Neolithic Čatež-Sredno polje provided us with new information concerning Neolithic society in the first half of the 5th millennium B.C. in Slovenia. The abundance of pottery finds offered a huge opportunity to explore several aspects of pottery production. In this article a closer look at one group of pottery finds will be presented. A detailed picture of the symbolic aspects of miniature vessels will be presented in terms of their production, use, function, and distribution.

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Published
2005-12-31
How to Cite
Tomaž, A. (2005). Miniature vessels from the Neolithic site at Čatež-Sredno polje. Were they meant for every day use or for something else?. Documenta Praehistorica, 32, 261-267. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.32.20
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