Vessel guardians: sculpture and graphics related to the ceramics of NorthEastern European hunter-gatherers

  • Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Kashina State Historical Museum, Department of Archaeology
  • Aleksandr Zhulnikov Petrozavodsk State University, Chair of History, Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia
Keywords: hunter-gatherers, forest zone, Eastern Europe, ceramics, clay sculpture

Abstract

North-Eastern European hunter-gatherer ceramic sculptures, relief sculptures and graphic images on vessels are discussed. Five groups of finds are distinguished according to their chronology (4000–2500 BC cal) and represented subject (birds, human head, human figure, mammal head etc.). Their production believes to be a female craft, their making had ritual aims and their emerging was independent from any influences of pastoral/agricultural societies.

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Author Biography

Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Kashina, State Historical Museum, Department of Archaeology
Department of archaeology, researcher, curator of Trans-Urals Stone and Bronze Ages archaeological collections
Published
2015-12-17
How to Cite
Kashina, E., & Zhulnikov, A. (2015). Vessel guardians: sculpture and graphics related to the ceramics of NorthEastern European hunter-gatherers. Documenta Praehistorica, 42, 289–295. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.42.20
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