Pottery Technology and Manufacture at the Korenovo Culture (lbk) Site of Malo Korenovo (bjelovar, Croatia)

Abstract

This article deals with the scientific analysis of twenty-nine potsherds attributable to the classic phase of the Malo Korenovo, Linear Pottery Culture, site near Bjelovar. The potsherd and one soil sample, collected from the proximity of the site, were analysed following three different methods: in thin section, with the XRD and the SEM-EDS. The results should indicate that their production was local. The fabrics are mainly composed of 1) alluvial silts that are typical of the terraces on which the site is located and by 2) granitic rocks that are characteristic of the geology of the region surrounding the site. The temper employed in the pottery manufacture might indicate a functional variability according to the different ceramic classes. The fine ware forms, including hemispheric and carinated bowls, show a fine, silty paste, with added mica, quartz and heavy minerals; the coarse, thicker-walled ceramics are characterised by a coarser fabric, with bimodal distribution, which mainly shows fragments of granitic rocks and thick lamellae of biotite.

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@inproceedings{UDK2004PotteryTA, title={Pottery Technology and Manufacture at the Korenovo Culture (lbk) Site of Malo Korenovo (bjelovar, Croatia)}, author={UDK and Michela Spataro}, year={2004} }