Houses, pots and food: the pottery from Maharski prekop in context

  • Dimitrij Mlekuž Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • Andreja Žibrat Gašparič Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • Milena Horvat Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • Mihael Budja Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
Keywords: pottery, pile dwellings, Ljubljansko Barje, Eneolithic

Abstract

In this paper, we attempt a multiscalar analysis of the Maharski prekop archaeological site, connecting the landscape context, temporal dynamics, and spatial organisation with the composition of the artefact assemblage, the shapes, sizes and technological composition of the pottery, and traces of activities in the form of food residues on pottery. The pottery assemblage from Maharski prekop is characterised by a wide variation in vessels. This can be explained by the non-specialised use of vessels, where they were deliberately designed to be able to perform a series of different functions, which is supported by the technological analysis of fabrics and the wide range of identified foodstuffs.

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Published
2012-12-31
How to Cite
Mlekuž, D., Žibrat Gašparič, A., Horvat, M., & Budja, M. (2012). Houses, pots and food: the pottery from Maharski prekop in context. Documenta Praehistorica, 39, 325-338. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.39.24
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