Pots and food: uses of pottery from Resnikov prekop

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  • Dimitrij Mlekuž Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • Nives Ogrinc Department of Environmental Sciences, Jožef Stefan Institute
  • Milena Horvat Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • Andreja Žibrat Gašparič Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
  • Marinka Gams Petrišič Department of Environmental Sciences, Jožef Stefan Institute
  • Mihael Budja Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.40.11

Keywords:

pottery, lipid analyses, pile-dwellings, Ljubljansko barje, Neolithic

Abstract

In this article, we discuss the role of pottery in food-related practices at the Resnikov prekop site on Ljubljansko barje (Ljubljana Marshes). We integrate chemical analyses of organic food residues with typological, technological and functional analyses of pottery. The vessels from Resnikov prekop reveal a broad range of sizes, forms and fabrics, as demonstrated by our analyses. The lipid residue analysis demonstrate that vessels from Resnikov prekop were mostly used for storing and serving different foods derived from terrestrial animals, mostly ruminants.

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Published

08.12.2013

How to Cite

Mlekuž, D., Ogrinc, N., Horvat, M., Žibrat Gašparič, A., Gams Petrišič, M., & Budja, M. (2013). Pots and food: uses of pottery from Resnikov prekop. Documenta Praehistorica, 40, 131–146. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.40.11

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