Ceramic petrography, mineralogy and typology of Eneolithic pottery from Krašnja, Slovenia

  • Andreja Žibrat Gašparič University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology
  • Milena Horvat University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology
  • Breda Mirtič University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Department of Geology
Keywords: Eneolithic, pottery, typology, petrography, microfossils

Abstract

In this article, we present newly excavated Eneolithic pottery from the site at Krašnja near Lukovica in central Slovenia. The material was AMS 14C dated and is contemporaneous with archaeological sites from the Ljubljansko barje region in Slovenia. The vessels were reconstructed and then various types of pots, dishes, cups, and beakers were analysed using petrography and the X-ray diffraction method. Additionally, the clay remains of walls and the floor of an Eneolithic kiln excavated at the site were also analysed. The results show that Eneolithic potters used different fab- rics to make vessels, and mostly one recipe with added calcite. The raw source material probably came from a nearby valley to the south of the site at Krašnja.

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Published
2014-12-30
How to Cite
Žibrat Gašparič, A., Horvat, M., & Mirtič, B. (2014). Ceramic petrography, mineralogy and typology of Eneolithic pottery from Krašnja, Slovenia. Documenta Praehistorica, 41, 226-236. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.41.12
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