‘HOW AND WHY?’ THE NEOLITHIC POTTERY FROM TELEOR 003, TELEOR 008 AND MĂGURA-BRAN,TELEORMAN RIVER VALLEY, SOUTHERN ROMANIA Cover Image

‘HOW AND WHY?’ THE NEOLITHIC POTTERY FROM TELEOR 003, TELEOR 008 AND MĂGURA-BRAN,TELEORMAN RIVER VALLEY, SOUTHERN ROMANIA
‘HOW AND WHY?’ THE NEOLITHIC POTTERY FROM TELEOR 003, TELEOR 008 AND MĂGURA-BRAN,TELEORMAN RIVER VALLEY, SOUTHERN ROMANIA

Author(s): Van As Abraham
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Editura Renaissance
Keywords: archaeological ceramic research; methodology; Neolithic pottery from Teleor 003; Teleor 008 and Măgura-Bran; pottery technology; stone cooking

Summary/Abstract: From 1960 onwards, archaeological pottery studies were no longer focused on answering the questions ‘when and where?’, that is to say chronology and distribution. The attention of the archaeologists shifted to finding an answer to the questions ‘how and why?’ How were pots made and how was the pottery production organized? For what purpose were the vessels used and what was their use-life? These and other questions play an important role in current archaeological ceramic analysis. In this article the contribution of technological pottery research to archaeology will be elucidated in view of a study of the Neolithic pottery from Teleor 003, Teleor 008 and Măgura-Bran in the Southern Romanian Teleorman River Valley executed in the Muzeul Judeţean Teleorman in the context of the Southern Romania Archaeological Project (SRAP) directed by Douglass W. Bailey and Radian R. Andreescu.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 29-43
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English