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Rediscovering Paleolithic art: Overlooked ceramic figurines from the Pavlovian

Rediscovering Paleolithic art: Overlooked ceramic figurines from the Pavlovian
Rediscovering Paleolithic art: Overlooked ceramic figurines from the Pavlovian
This paper presents the first results from a new research project that focuses on the emergence of ceramic technologies across Paleolithic Europe. Pavlovian ceramics from Moravia provide the earliest known evidence of these technologies, with one of the largest assemblages from the site of Pavlov I. This paper presents new analyses of both the figurative art and the broader assemblage of worked “pellets,” shedding new light on the range of technologies employed when working with this innovative material. Using both macro‐ and microscopic analyses, we identified four distinct chaînes opératoires across
the figurative and non‐figurative ceramics that were excavated from Pavlov I in the 1950s—1960s, demonstrating a more diverse range of manufacturing sequences than scholars previously purported. In particular, analyzing the “pellets” demonstrates that studying the figurative sculptures in isolation may lead to biased interpretations of the importance of some techniques, such as engraving.
328-339
Institute of Archeology of the Czech Academy of Sciences; Masaryk University
Farbstein, Rebecca A.
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Davies, William
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Sázelová, Sandra
Novák, Martin
Mizerová, Alena
Farbstein, Rebecca A.
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Davies, William
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Sázelová, Sandra
Novák, Martin
Mizerová, Alena

Farbstein, Rebecca A. and Davies, William (2015) Rediscovering Paleolithic art: Overlooked ceramic figurines from the Pavlovian. In, Sázelová, Sandra, Novák, Martin and Mizerová, Alena (eds.) Forgotten times and spaces: New perspectives in paleoanthropological, paleoetnological and archeological studies. Brno. Institute of Archeology of the Czech Academy of Sciences; Masaryk University, pp. 328-339. (doi:10.5817/CZ.MUNI.M210-7781-2015-24).

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This paper presents the first results from a new research project that focuses on the emergence of ceramic technologies across Paleolithic Europe. Pavlovian ceramics from Moravia provide the earliest known evidence of these technologies, with one of the largest assemblages from the site of Pavlov I. This paper presents new analyses of both the figurative art and the broader assemblage of worked “pellets,” shedding new light on the range of technologies employed when working with this innovative material. Using both macro‐ and microscopic analyses, we identified four distinct chaînes opératoires across
the figurative and non‐figurative ceramics that were excavated from Pavlov I in the 1950s—1960s, demonstrating a more diverse range of manufacturing sequences than scholars previously purported. In particular, analyzing the “pellets” demonstrates that studying the figurative sculptures in isolation may lead to biased interpretations of the importance of some techniques, such as engraving.

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Published date: 2015
Organisations: Archaeology

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URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/408731
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Date deposited: 27 May 2017 04:02
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 19:58

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