Studia praehistorica, volume 16
Category: Prehistory
Language: English


   The sixteenth volume of Studia Praehistorica presents ten papers covering periods from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age and territories from the Central Balkans to the Aegean and Anatolia, as well as a discussion paper on faunal analysis in Bulgarian prehistory. Readers will find here reports on recent excavation projects, archaeological and scientific analyses of finds, discussions on new radiocarbon evidence, critical reviews, and theorizing discourses, both in solid, conventional approaches and refreshing and even surprising insights.


Table of contents

The future Neolithic in the Aegean (Burçin Erdoğu)

Black is always in fashion: Early production of Dark Burnished Ware  in the Neolithic of Upper Thrace (Atanas Tsurev)

Should we consider ditch enclosures as an element of the Neolithic package? (Nikolina Nikolova)

Recent fieldwork at the Neolithic site of Veluška Tumba in Pelagonia (Goce Naumov)

Neolithic grinding practices at Svinjarička Čuka, Serbia (Laura Dietrich, Michael Brandl and Barbara Horejs)

Surveying the Neolithic farmers in Aegean Thrace with digital technologies (Dushka Urem-Kotsou, Kyriakos Sgouropoulos, Stavros Kotsos, Periklis Chrysaphakoglou, Maria Chrysaphi, and Despoina Skoulariki)

New evidence on the Early Chalcolithic in the Lower Yantra Valley: The site of Orlovets  Papaz Cheshma, Veliko Tarnovo District (Vanya Petrova and Nadezhda Todorova)

PIXE and XRF analyses of copper artifacts from the Gumelniţa area (Romania) (Adelina-Elena Darie, Dragoș-Alexandru Mirea, Valentin Parnic, and Cătălin Lazăr)

To pit the pig: The curious case of feature E63 at Tell Petko Karavelovo (Alexander Chohadzhiev, Nadezhda Karastoyanova, Maria Gurova, Alexandra Yanakieva, Paul Bacoup, and Pauline Méphane)

Chronological sequence of the Early Bronze Age graves in the Pamukli Bair Barrow at Malomirovo and the Pit-Grave Culture expansion in the Middle Tundzha Valley (Stefan Alexandrov and Piotr Włodarczak)

Challenges and new directions in faunal analysis in Bulgarian prehistory: A view from the past decade (John Gorczyk)


Publisher National institute of archaeology with museum (Bulgarian academy of sciences)
Language English
Pages 264
Illustrations b/w figures, maps
Binding paperback
ISSN 0204-9880
Creation date 2022
Size 16 x 24 cm

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