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Stratum plus. 2017. No2

S. V. Ţerna (Kishinev, Moldova), K. Rassmann (Frankfurt am Main, Germany), V. S. Rud (Kiev, Ukraine)

A Pottery Firing Kiln from the Copper Age Settlement Stolniceni I (Edineţ District, Republic of Moldova) and the Production of Pottery to the East from the Carpathians in IV Millennium BC




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Pages: 301-330


The article publishes the find of a pottery burning complex investigated on the Cucuteni-Tripolye large settlement of Stolniceni I. The complex was composed of a dual-chambered updraught pottery kiln and a corresponding pit. The combustion chamber consisted of two parallel channels which were covered by clay slabs placed under the vessel to be burnt. One of such slabs was found in situ in the southern channel of the combustion chamber. After the kiln was no more in operation, it was filled and covered with fragmentary archaeological material including production waste from another kiln, which is possibly located nearby. The 14C analysis allowed us to date the kiln back to the beginning of the fourth millennium BC. After presenting the find from Stolniceni, we make an account of the available data on distribution and construction of dual-chambered kilns on Tripolye B2/C1 and C2 stages. Also, we discuss the problems of estimation of consumption and production of pottery on large sites and some of the perspectives for further research.


Keywords: Prut-Dniester region, Eneolithic, Copper Age, Cucuteni-Tripolye culture, pottery making, pottery production, large settlement, dual-cambered updraught kiln, production volume


Information about authors:

Stanislav Ţerna
(Kishinev, Moldova). Master of Anthropology. High Anthropological School University. N. Iorga St., 5, Kishinev, MD-2009, Moldova
E-mail: [email protected]
Knut Rassmann (Frankfurt am Main, Germany). Doctor. German Archaeological Institute, Roman-Germanic Commission. Palmengartenstraße, 10—12, Frankfurt am Main, 60325, Germany
E-mail: [email protected]
Vitalii Rud (Kiev, Ukraine). Master of Archaeology. Archaeology Institute, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Geroev Stalingrada Ave., 12, Kiev, 04210, Ukraine
E-mail: [email protected]

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