Vessel guardians: sculpture and graphics related to the ceramics of NorthEastern European hunter-gatherers

Authors

  • Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Kashina State Historical Museum, Department of Archaeology
  • Aleksandr Zhulnikov Petrozavodsk State University, Chair of History, Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.42.20

Keywords:

hunter-gatherers, forest zone, Eastern Europe, ceramics, clay sculpture

Abstract

North-Eastern European hunter-gatherer ceramic sculptures, relief sculptures and graphic images on vessels are discussed. Five groups of finds are distinguished according to their chronology (4000–2500 BC cal) and represented subject (birds, human head, human figure, mammal head etc.). Their production believes to be a female craft, their making had ritual aims and their emerging was independent from any influences of pastoral/agricultural societies.

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Author Biography

  • Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Kashina, State Historical Museum, Department of Archaeology
    Department of archaeology, researcher, curator of Trans-Urals Stone and Bronze Ages archaeological collections

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Published

17. 12. 2015

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How to Cite

Vessel guardians: sculpture and graphics related to the ceramics of NorthEastern European hunter-gatherers. (2015). Documenta Praehistorica, 42, 289–295. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.42.20