Early and middle Neolithic figurines – the migration of religious belief

  • Valeska Becker Kelten Römer Museum Manching
Keywords: Neolithic, figurines, religion, Linear Pottery culture, Starčevo culture

Abstract

In Linear Pottery Culture, two types of anthropomorphic figurines are distinguishable: Type 1 figurines have a columnar body, without legs or hips, while Type 2 figurines show more detail in their body shape. These two types have parallels in the Neolithic of south-east Europe, especially in the Starčevo culture. These parallels become evident not only in the shape of the body, but also in other features such as sexual characteristics, breakage patterns and find circumstances. It is therefore, likely that LPC figurines and Starčevo culture figurines are manifestations of similar sets of religious beliefs.

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Published
2007-12-31
How to Cite
Becker, V. (2007). Early and middle Neolithic figurines – the migration of religious belief. Documenta Praehistorica, 34, 119-127. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.34.9
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