Spiral patterns on the Neolithic pottery of East Asia and the Far East

  • Irina Zhushchikhovskaya Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnology of Peoples of the Far East, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Olga Danilova Vladivostok State University of Economics and Services
Keywords: East Asia and Far East, the Neolithic, pottery, spiral patterns, spiral as geometric figure

Abstract

The paper focuses on the investigation of East Asian and Far East Neolithic spiral patterns, with the application of some mathematical principles. The basis of the research is published data on pottery assemblages from Japan, Eastern China, and the Amur River basin from the 6th to the beginning of the 1st mil. BC. We suggest a descriptive order of spiral patterns based on the typology of spiral figures used in geometry. This approach permits us to see the regional and cultural diversity of Neolithic spiral patterns within the research area.

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Published
2008-12-31
How to Cite
Zhushchikhovskaya, I., & Danilova, O. (2008). Spiral patterns on the Neolithic pottery of East Asia and the Far East. Documenta Praehistorica, 35, 215-226. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.35.16
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