Michela Spataro

Pottery Typology versus Technological Choices: An Early Neolithic Case Study from Banat (Romania)

Jan. 1, 2006

pottery tehnology



During 2003-2006 a project on the Starcevo-Cris pottery was carried out at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London (UK). The aim of the project was to shed more light on the Neolithisation process of the Balkan Peninsula. The methods employed to answer this question were scientific analysis of ceramics and fired clay objects, and radiocarbon dating of samples, from 20 early Neolithic sites in Serbia, Romania, and Slavonia. The ceramic analyses were carried out in order to define possible routes of trade/exchange in the early Neolithic and the manufacturing process of fired clay objects. The radiocarbon dating was required to define an absolute chronology for the early Neolithic in this region and to identify possible routes for the spread of the Neolithic (Biagi P., Spataro M., 2005; Biagi et al., 2005).