The Kargopol type ceramics – the first pottery of the northern part of the East European Plain|

  • Ekaterina Kashina State Historical museum, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Nataliya Yu. Petrova State Historical museum, Moscow, Russian Federation
Keywords: Neolithic pottery technology, Near East, Proto-Hassuna

Abstract

The small group of early ceramics was found between the 1930s and 1990s, but was previously underestimated as a source that points directly to the origins of ceramic production in the boreal forest zone c. 5500–5000 BC. The Kargopol type ceramics demonstrate very archaic technological traits: a straight rim with round holes below the rim and clay paste with sand temper. This type of ceramics had a wide distribution and was made uniformly, at least concerning vessel capacities and basic decoration patterns, probably reflecting the birch bark vessel features. We recognize this phenomenon as key to understand how the process of ceramic production emerged in the zone of Russian boreal forest.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Published
2019-12-06
How to Cite
Kashina, E., & Petrova, N. Y. (2019). The Kargopol type ceramics – the first pottery of the northern part of the East European Plain|. Documenta Praehistorica, 46, 174-182. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.46.11
Section
Articles