Pottery and Non-Sedentary Communities: Origins, Technology and Usage

  • Jasna Vuković Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade
Keywords:
early pottery, origins of pottery, usage, mobile communities, hunter-gatherers, textiles, “soft” technologies

Abstract

The introduction of the skill of pottery-making has been recognized as the turning point in the human past from the very inception of the disciplines of archaeology/anthropology. Until recently, pottery has been explained as a part of the Neolithic package and linked to the beginnings of agriculture and sedentarism. However, the pottery registered among the hunters-gatherers of the late Pleistocene in the Far East has demonstrated beyond doubt that it represents an innovation completely independent from plant cultivation and domestication of animals. This has induced a reconsideration of our knowledge. Although various hypotheses explained the appearance of the earliest pottery, it seems today that the invention of pottery technology was most probably induced by utilitarian, practical reasons. On the grounds of the analyses of the organic contents of the vessels, their qualities and the distribution of use alterations, it is certain that pottery is closely linked to preparation and partially with storage of food of animal, often aquatic origin, and sometimes of nuts. On the other hand, the causes and mechanisms of adoption of pottery as a new technology may have been diverse and dependent on various factors. For example, pottery production may be seen as prestige technology among hunters-gatherers, where individuals compete for power, prestige and status by organizing feasts, but in the non-stratified societies as well, where it was used as a medium during the festivities aimed at strengthening the group cohesion, or on the occasion of marriages of members of different groups, where they are reminded of communal obligations and alliances. One of the characteristics of pottery in mobile communities is its close link to twined/woven objects: many pottery assemblages from these groups bear traces on their surfaces that are the consequence of pressing such material (cords, baskets, sacks, mats, fabric, etc.), so sometimes “ceramization” of these older technologies is mentioned. However, the importance of spun material should be stressed in the technology of pottery production. These may have been used in the process of modelling of vessels, as supports or moulds. Finally, the text considers the Starčevo pottery. In spite of the fact that it “reaches” into the Balkans along with other characteristics of the Neolithic package, it performs important similarities to the pottery of mobile communities, from its transportability as a desired feature, to indications that at least some forms were executed in baskets as moulds. The examples of the Starčevo pottery exist bearing the impressions of textile on their interior surfaces, probably due to easier separation of the dried vessel from the mould. All these data raise the issue of interdependence of soft technologies and pottery, as well as wider questions, such as mechanisms of cultural transmission.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

Aikens, Melvin C. 1995. “First in the World: The Jomon Pottery of Early Japan”. In The Emergence of Pottery. Technology and Innovation in Ancient Societies, edited by William K. Barnett and John. W. Hoopes, 11–21. Washington and London: ­Smithsonian Institution Press.
Arnold, Dean E. 1985. Ceramic Theory and Cultural Process. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Aurenche, Olivier, P. Galet, E. Régagnon-Caroline, and J. Évin. 2001. “Proto-Neolithic and Neolithic cultures in the Middle East – The birth of agriculture, livestock raising, and ceramics: A Calibrated 14C chronology 12,500–5500 cal BC”. Radiocarbon 43 (3): 1191–1202. DOI: 10.1017/S0033822200038480
Barnett, William K. and John W. Hoopes. (eds.) 1995. The Emergence of Pottery. Technology and Innovation in Ancient Societies. Washington and London: Smithsonian Institution Press.
Bednarik, Robert G. 1993. “About Palaeolithic ostrich eggshell in India”. IPPA Bulletin 13: 34–43.
Bērziņš, Valdis, Ute Brinker, Christina Klein, Harald Lübke, John Meadows, Mudīte Rudzīte, Ulrich Schmölc-ke, Harald Stümpel and Ilga Zagorska. 2014. “New research at Riņņukalns, a Neolithic freshwater shell midden in northern Latvia”. Antiquity 88: 715–732.
Brown, James A. 1989. “The beginnings of pottery as an economic process”. In What’s new? A Closer Look at the Process of Innovation, edited by Sander E. van der Leeuw and Robin Torrence, 203–224. London: Unwin Hyman.
Childe, Gordon V. 1929. Danube in Prehistory. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Childe, Gordon V. 1951. Man Makes Himself. London: New American Library of World Literature.
Childe, Gordon V. 1957. The Dawn of European Civilisation. London: Kegan Paul.
Clark, John E. and Dennis Gosser 1995. “Reinventing Mesoamerica’s first pottery”. In The Emergence of Pot-tery. Technology and Innovation in Ancient Societies, edited by William K. Barnett and John W. Hoopes, 209–221. Washington and London: Smithsonian Institution Press.
Close, Angela E. 1995. “Few and Far Between. Early Ceramics in North Africa”. In The Emergence of Pottery. Technology and Innovation in Ancient Societies, edited by William K. Barnett and John W. Hoopes, 23–37. Washington and London: ­Smithsonian Institution Press.
Cohen, David J. 2014. “The Advent and Spread of Early Pottery in East Asia: New Dates and New Considerati-ons for the World’s Earliest Ceramic Vessels”. Journal of Austronesian Studies 4 (2): 55–92.
Cohen, David J., Ofer Bar-Yosef, Xioaohong Wu, Ilaria Patania, and Paul Goldberg. 2017. “The emergence of pottery in China: Recent dating of two early pottery cave sites in South China”. Quaternary International 441: 36–48.
Craig, Oliver E., M. Forster, S. H. Andersen, E. Koch, P. Crombé, N. J. Milner, Ben Stern, G. N. Bailey, and Carl Heron. 2007. “Molecular and isotopic demonstration of the processing of aquatic products in northern European prehistoric pottery”. Archaeometry 49 (1): 135–152.
Craig, O. G., H. Saul, A. Lucquin, Y. Nishida, K. Tache, L. Clarke, A. Thompson, D. T. Altoft, J. Uchiyama, M. Ajimoto, K. Gibbs, S. Isaksson, C. P. Heron, and P. Jordan. 2013. “Earliest evidence for the use of pottery”. Nature 496: 351–354.
Cushing, Frank H. 1886. A Study of Pueblo Pottery as Illustrative of Zuñi Culture Growth. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution – Bureau of Ethnology.
Damp, Jonathan E. and Patricia Vargas S. 1995. “The Many Contexts of Early Valdivia Ceramics”. In The E-mergence of Pottery. Technology and Innovation in Ancient Societies, edited by William K. Barnett and John W. Hoopes, 157–168. Washington and London: Smithsonian Institution Press.
Dolukhanov, Pavel M., Andrei M. Mazurkevich and Anvar M. Shukurov. 2009. “Early Pottery Makerin Eastern Europe: Centres of Origins, Subsistence and Dispersal”. In Ceramics Before Farming: The Dispersal of Pot-tery Among Prehistoric Eurasian Hunter-Gatherers, edited by Peter Jordan and Marek Zvelebil, 237–253. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.
Doumani, Paula N. and Michael D. Frachetti. 2012. “Bronze Age textile evidence in ceramic impressions: weaving and pottery technology among mobile pastoralists of central Eurasia”. Antiquity 86: 368–382.
de Roever, Jutta Paulina. 2009. “The pottery of hunter-gatherers in transition to agriculture. illustrated by the Swifterbant culture, the Netherlands”. In Early Farmers, Late Foragers, and Ceramic Traditions: On the Beginning of Pottery in the Near East and Europe, edited by Dragos Gheorghiu, 150–166. Newcastle: Cam-bridge Scholars Publishing.
Drooker, Penelope B. 2000. “Approaching fabrics through impressions on pottery”. Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings. Paper 773: 59–68.
Elston, Robert G., Dong Guianghui and Zhang Dongju. 2011. “Late Pleistocene intensification technologies in Northern China”. Quaternary International 242: 401–415.
Ford, James A. 1966. “Early Formative Cultures in Georgia and Florida”. American Antiquity 31 (6): 781–799.
Frink, Lisa and Karen G. Harry. 2008. “The Beauty of ‘Ugly’ Eskimo Cooking Pots”. American Antiquity 73 (1): 103–118.
German, Konstantin. 2009. “Early Hunter-Gatherer Ceramics in Karelia”. In Ceramics Before Farming: The Dispersal of Pottery Among Prehistoric Eurasian Hunter-Gatherers, edited by Peter Jordan and Marek Zve-lebil, 255–280. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.
Hyland, David C., Irina Zhushchikhovskaya, V. E. Medvedev, A. P. Derevianko, and A. V. Tabarev. 2002. “Ple-istocene Textiles in the Russian Far East: Impressions From Some of the World’s Oldest Pottery”. Anthro-pologie XL (1): 1–10.
Hallgren, Fredrik. 2009. “Early Pottery among Hunter-Horticulturalists and Hunter-Gatherers in Central Fen-no-Scandinavia”. In Early Farmers, Late Foragers, and Ceramic Traditions: On the Beginning of Pottery in the Near East and Europe, edited by Dragos Gheorghiu, 215–238. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publis-hing.
Harry, Karen G. and Liam Frink. 2009. “The Arctic Cooking Pot: Why Was It Adopted?” American Anthropo-logist 111 (3): 330–343.
Hayden, Brian. 1990. “Nimrods, Piscators, Pluckers, and Planters: The Emergence of Food Production”. Jour-nal of Anthropological Archaeology 9: 31–69.
Hayden, Brian. 1995. “The emergence of prestige technologies and pottery”. In The Emergence of Pottery. Technology and Innovation in Ancient Societies, edited by William K. Barnett and John W. Hoopes, 257–265. Washington and London: ­Smithsonian Institution Press.
Hayden, Brian. 1998. “Practical and Prestige Technologies: The Evolution of Material Systems”. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 5 (1): 1–55.
Hegmon, Michelle. 1992. “Archaeological Research on Style”. Annual Review of ­Anthropology 21: 517–536.
Hegmon, Michelle and Stephanie Kulow. 2005. “Painting as Agency, Style as Structure: Innovations in Mimbres Pottery Designs from Southwest New Mexico”. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 12 (4): 313–334.
Heidke, James M. and Miriam T. Stark. 2002. “Early Ceramics in Southeastern Arizona: Technology, Icono-graphy and Function”. In Eureka: The Archaeology of Innovation and Science, Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Conference of the Archaeological Association of the University of Calgary, edited by Roman Harrison, Milan Gillespie, and Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown, 345–356. Calgary: The Archaeological Associ-ation of the University of Calgary.
Holmes, William H. 1901. “Use of textiles in pottery-making and embellishment”. ­American Anthropologist 3 (3): 397–403.
Hoopes, John W. 1994. “Ford Revisited: A Critical Review of the Chronology and Relationships of the Earliest Ceramic Complexes in the New World, 6000–1500 B. C.” Journal of World Prehistory 8 (1): 1–49.
Hoopes, John W. and William K. Barnett. 1995. “The shape of early pottery studies”. In The Emergence of Pot-tery. Technology and Innovation in Ancient Societies, edited by William K. Barnett and John. W. Hoopes, 1–7. Washington and London: ­Smithsonian Institution Press.
Huysecom, E., M. Rasse, L. Lespez, K. Neumann, A. Fahmy, A. Ballouche, S. Ozainne, M. Magetti, Ch. Tribolo, and S. Soriano. 2009. “The emergence of pottery in Africa during the tenth millennium cal BC: new evidence from Ounjougou (Mali)”. ­Antiquity 83: 905–917.
Jordan, Peter. 2010. “Understanding the spread of innovations in prehistoric social networks: new insights into the origins and dispersal of early pottery in northern Eurasia”. In Transference. Interdisciplinary Communi-cations 2008/2009, edited by W. Østreng. Oslo: CAS. (Internet publication, http://www.cas.uio.no/publications_/transference.php, ISBN: 978–82–996367–7–3).
Jordan, Peter and Marek Zvelebil (eds.) 2009a. Ceramics Before Farming: The Dispersal of Pottery Among Prehistoric Eurasian Hunter-Gatherers. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.
Jordan, Peter and Marek Zvelebil, 2009b. Ex Oriente Lux: The Prehistory of Hunter-Gatherer Ceramic Disper-sals. In Ceramics Before Farming: The Dispersal of Pottery Among Prehistoric Eurasian Hunter-Gatherers, edited by Peter Jordan and Marek Zvelebi, 33–89. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.
Keally, Charles T., Yasushiro Taniguchi, Yaroslav V. Kuzmin, and Igor Shewkomud. 2004. “Chronology of the beginning of pottery manufacture in East Asia”. Radiocarbon 46 (1): 345–351.
Kingery, David W, Pamela B. Vandiver, and Martha Prickett. 1988. “The Beginnings of Pyrotechnology, Part II: Production and Use of Lime and Gypsum Plaster in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic near East”. Journal of Fi-eld Archaeology 15 (2): 219–244.
Kriiska, Aivar, Ester Oras, Lembi Lougas, John Meadows, Alexandre Lucquin, and Oliver E. Craig. 2017. “La-te Mesolithic Narva Stage in Estonia: Pottery, Settlement Types and Chronology.” Estonian Journal of Ar-chaeology 21 (1): 52–86.
Kuttruff, Jenna T., and Carl Kuttruff. 1992. “Textile Production and Use as Revealed in Fabric Impressed Pot-tery from Mound Bottom (40CH8), Tennessee”. Mississippi Archaeology 27 (2): 1–27.
Kuzmin, Yaroslav V. 2002. “The earliest centers of pottery origin in the Russian Far East and Siberia: review of chronology for the oldest Neolithic cultures”. Documenta Praehistorica XXIX: 37–46.
Kuzmin, Yaroslav V. 2006. “Chronology of the earliest pottery in East Asia: progress and pitfalls”. Antiquity 28: 362–371.
Kuzmin, Yaroslav V. 2013. “Origin of Old World pottery as viewed from the early 2010s: when, where and why?” World Archaeology 45 (4): 539–556.
Larsson, Ǻssa. 2009. Pots, Pits, and People: Hunter-Gatherer Pottery Traditions in Neolithic Sweden. In Early Farmers, Late Foragers, and Ceramic Traditions: On the Beginning of Pottery in the Near East and Euro-pe, edited by Dragos Gheorghiu, 239–270. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Lemonnier, Pierre. 2002a. Introduction to Technological Choices: Transformation in Material Cultures since the Neolithic, edited by Pierre Lemonnier, 1–35. London: Routledge.
Lemonnier, Pierre. 2002b (ed.) Technological Choices: Transformation in Material Cultures since the Neolit-hic. London: Routledge.
Lilley, Ian. 2006. “Archaeology in Oceania: Themes and Issues”. In Archaeology of Oceania, Australia and the Pacific Islands, edited by Ian Lilley, 1–28. Oxford: Blackwell.
Lu, Tracey L-D. 2010. “Early Pottery in South China”. Asian Perspectives 49 (1): 1–42.
Lucquin, Alexandre, Kevin Gibbs, Junzo Uchiyama, Hayley Saul, Mayumi Ajimoto, Yvette Eley, Anita Radini, Carl P. Heron, Nishida Shodam Shinya, Jasmine Lundy Yastami, Peter Jordan, Sven Isaksson, and Oliver E. Craig. 2016. “Ancient lipids document continuity in the use of early hunter–gatherer pottery through 9,000 years of Japanese prehistory”. PNAS 113 (15): 3991–3996.
Kashina, Ekaterina. 2009. “Ceramic Anthropomorphic Sculptures of the East European Forest Zone”. In Cera-mics Before Farming: The Dispersal of Pottery Among Prehistoric Eurasian Hunter-Gatherers, edited by Peter Jordan and Marek Zvelebil, 281–297. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.
Mazurkevich, Andrey, and Ekaterina Dolbunova. 2015. “The oldest pottery in hunter-gatherer communities and models of Neolithisation of Eastern Europe”. Documenta Praehistorica XLII: 13–66.
Mazurkevich, Andrey N., Ekaterina V. Dolbunova, Ganna I. Yaitseva, and Marianna A. Kulkova. 2017. “Chro-nological timeframes of cultural changes in the Dnepr-Dvina region (7th to 3rd millennium BC)”. Documen-ta Praehistorica XLIV: 162–175.
McKenzie, Hugh. 2009. “Review of Early Hunter-Gatherer pottery in Eastern Siberia”. In Ceramics Before Farming: The Dispersal of Pottery Among Prehistoric Eurasian Hunter-Gatherers, edited by Peter Jordan and Marek Zvelebil, 167–208. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.
Miller, Heather L. 2007. Archaeological Approaches to Technology. London: Elsevier.
Moore, A. M. T. 1995. “The Inception of Potting in Western Asia and Its Impact on Economy and Society”. In Emergence of Pottery, Technology and Innovation in Ancient Societies, edited by W. K. Barnett and J. W. Hoopes, 39–53. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press.
Morgan, Luis H. 1981. Drevno društvo. Beograd: Prosveta.
Núnez, Milton. 1990. “On subneolithic pottery and its adoption in late Mesolithic Finland”. Fennoscandia archaeologica VII: 27–50.
O’Brien, Michael J. and Stephen J. Shennan. 2010. “Issues in Anthropological Studies of Innovation”. In Inno-vation in Cultural Systems: Contributions from Evolutionary Anthropology, edited by Michael O’Brien and Stephen J. Shennan, 2–17. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Papakosta, Vasiliki, Ester Oras, and Sven Isaksson. 2019. “Early pottery use across the Baltic – A comparative lipid residue study on Ertebølle and Narva ceramics from coastal hunter-gatherer sites in southern Scandi-navia, northern Germany and Estonia”. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 24:142–151.
Patrushev, Valeri S. 1992. “Textile-impressed pottery in Russia”. Fennoscandia archaeologica 9: 43–56.
Pearson, Richard. 2005. “The social context of early pottery in the Lingnan region of south China”. Antiquity 79 (306): 819–828.
Pesonen, Petro and Sirpa Leskinen. 2009. “Pottery of the Stone Age Hunter-Gatheres in Finland”. In Ceramics Before Farming: The Dispersal of Pottery Among Prehistoric Eurasian Hunter-Gatherers, edited by Peter Jordan and Marek Zvelebil, 299–318. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.
Raemaekers, Daan C. M. 2011. “Early Swfiterbant pottery (5000–4600 calBC): Research history, age, characte-ristics and the introduction of pottery”. Bericht der Romisch-Germanischen Kommission 89: 485–500.
Rice, Prudence M. 1999. “On the Origins of Pottery”. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 6 (1): 1–54.
Riggs, Brett H., and Christopher B. Rodning. 2002. “Cherokee Ceramic Traditions of Southwestern North Ca-rolina, ca. A.D. 1400–2002: A Preface to ‘The Last of the Iroquois Potters’”. North Carolina Archaeology 51: 34–54.
Roosevelt, Anna C., Rupert Housley, M. Imazio da Silveira, S. Maranca, and R. Johnson. 1991. “Eighth Mil-lennium Pottery from a Prehistoric Shell Midden in the Brazilian Amazon”. Science 254 (5038): 1621–1624.
Roux, Valentine. 2010. “Technological Innovations and Developmental Trajectories: Social Factors as Evoluti-onary Forces”. In Innovation in Cultural Systems: Contributions from Evolutionary Anthropology, edited by Michael O’Brien and Stephen J. Shennan, 219–233. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Roux, Valentine and G. Manzo. 2018. “Social Boundaries and Networks in the Diffusion of Innovations: A Short Indtroduction”. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 25: 967–973. doi:10.1007/s10816–018–9395-x
Sassaman, Kenneth E. 1995. “The social contradictions of traditional and innovative cooking technologies in the Prehistoric American Southeast”. In The Emergence of Pottery, Technology and Innovation in Ancient Societies, edited by William K. Barnett and John W. Hoopes, 223–240. Washington: Smithsonian Instituti-on Press.
Sassaman, Kenneth E. 2004. “Common origins and divergent histories im the Early Pottery Traditions of the American Southeast”. In Early Pottery. Technology, Function, Style, and Interaction in the Lower Southe-ast, edited by Rebecca Saunders and Christopher T. Hays, 23–39. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press.
Schiffer, Michael B. 2010. “Can Archaeologists Study Processes of Invention?” In Innovation in Cultural Sys-tems: Contributions from Evolutionary Anthropology, edited by Michael O’Brien and Stephen J. Shennan, 235–249. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Texier, Pierre-Jean, Guillaume Porraz, John Parkington, Jean-Phillipe Rigaud, Cedric Poggenpoel, Christopher Miller, Chantal Tribolo, Caroline Cartwright, Aude Coudenneau, Richard Klein, Teresa Steele, and Christi-ne Verna. 2010. “A Howiesons Poort tradition of engraving ostrich eggshell containers dated to 60,000 ye-ars ago at Diepkloof Rock shelter, South Africa”. PNAS 107 (14): 6180–6185.
Thissen, Laurens. 2005. “The role of pottery in agropastoralist communities in early Neolithic southern Roma-nia”. In (Un)settling the Neolithic, edited by Douglas Bailey, Alasdair Whittle and Vicky Cummings, 71–78. Oxford: Oxbow books.
Thissen, Laurens. 2017. “The First Balkan Neolithic in the Lower Danube Plain and the Making of a Pottery Tradition”. In Going West? The Dissemination of Neolithic Innovations between the Bosporus and the Car-pathians. Proceedings of the EAA Conference, Istanbul, 11 September 2014, edited by Aghate Reingruber, Zoi Tsirtsoni and Petranka Nedelcheva, 79–90. London and New York: Routledge.
Tylor, Edward B. 1865. Researches Into the Early History of Mankind and the Development of Civilization. London: John Murray.
Vandiver, Pamela B. 1987. “Sequential Slab Construction: A Conservative Southwest Asiatic Ceramic Traditi-on, ca. 7000–3000 B.C.” Paléorient 13 (2): 9–35.
Vandiver, Pamela B., Olga Soffer, Bohuslav Klima, and Jiři Svoboda. 1989. “The Origins of Ceramic Techno-logy at Dolni Vestonice, Czechoslovakia”. Science 246: 1001–1008.
van As, Abraham, Loe Jacobs, and Laurens Thissen. 2005. “Arguments for and against stone cooking in early sixth millenium B.C: Southern Romania”. Leiden Journal of Pottery Studies 21: 103–110.
van der Leeuw, S. E. and Robin Torrence. (eds.) 1989. What’s New? A Closer Look at the Process of Innovati-on. One World Archaeology 14. London: Unwin Hyman.
Vitelli, Karen D. 1989. “Were Pots First Made for Foods? Doubts from Franchthi”. World Archaeology 21 (1): 17–29.
Vitelli, Karen D. 1995. “Pots, Potters and the Shaping of Greek Neolithic Society” In The Emergence of Pot-tery, Technology and Innovation in Ancient Societies, edited by William K. Barnett and John W. Hoopes, 55–63.Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press.
Vitelli, Karen D. 1999. “’Looking Up’ at Early Ceramics in Greece”. In Pottery and People: A Dynamic Intera-ction, edited by James M. Skibo and Garry M. Feinman, 184–198. Salt Lake City: The University of Utah Press.
Vuković, Jasna. 2011. “Early Neolithic Pottery from Blagotin, Central Serbia: A Use-Alteration Analysis”. In Beginnings – New Research in the Appearance of the Neolithic between Northwest Anatolia and the Car-pathian Basin. Papers of the International Workshop 8th-9th April 2009, Istambul, edited by Raiko Krauß, 205–211. Rahden: Verlag Marie Leidorf GmbH.
Vuković, Jasna. 2013. „Ženska tehnologija: identitet neolitskih majstora grnčara“. Etnoantropološki problemi 8 (1): 295–316.
Vuković, Jasna. 2015. “Usage of textiles in pottery forming techniques in the Early Neolithic of the Central Balkans: Experimentation or well-established routine?”, 21st Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Glasgow 2015, 2–5 September, Abstracts of the oral and poster presentations, edited by L. Campbell, 147. European Association of Archaeologists, University of Glasgow, Historic Scotland Alba Aoshmor.
Vuković, Jasna. 2017. Studije keramike – teorija i metodologija u analizama grnčarije u arheologiji. Beograd: Zavod za udžbenike.
Vuković, Jasna. 2019. “Technology and Function: Performance Characteristics and Usage Aspects of the Neo-lithic Pottery of the Central Balkans”. In Tracing pottery making recipes in the Balkans, 6th – 4th millenni-um BC, edited by Silvia Amicone, Miljana Radivojević, Patrick Quinn, Miroslav Marić, and Neda Mirko-vić, 172–181. Oxford: Archaeopress.
Vuković, Jasna. 2020. “Technological innovation and social change. Early vs. late Neolithic pottery production of the Central Balkans”. In Detecting and explaining technological innovation in Prehistory, edited by Michela Spataro and Martin Furholt, 135–150. Leiden: Sidestone Press.
Yanshina, O. V. and A. E. Sobolev. 2018. “The Earliest Pottery of Xianrendong Cave: What Do We Know a-bout It?” Journal of Ancient Technology Laboratory 14 (3): 9–21.
Zhang, Chi. 2002. “The Discovery of Early Pottery in China”. Documenta Praehistorica XXIX: 29–35.
Zhushchikhovskaya, Irina. 1997. “On Early Pottery-Making in the Russian Far East”. Asian Perspectives 36 (2): 159–174.
Zhushchikhovskaya, Irina. 2007. “Jomon pottery: cord-imitating decoration”. Documenta Praehistorica XXXIV: 21–29.
Zhushchikhovskaya, Irina. 2009. “Pottery Making in Prehistoric Cultures of the Russian Far East”. In Ceramics Before Farming: The Dispersal of Pottery Among Prehistoric Eurasian Hunter-Gatherers, edited by Peter Jordan and Marek Zvelebil, 121–147. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Pres.
Published
2020-11-06
How to Cite
Vuković, Jasna. 2020. “Pottery and Non-Sedentary Communities: Origins, Technology and Usage”. Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology 15 (3), 745–771. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.21301/eap.v15i3.5.