Минералого-петрографско изследване на керамика от проучвания край с. Дъбене, Карловско

Mineralogical and petrographic study of the pottery from Dubene site, Кarlovo municipality

Authors

  • Martin Hristov Department of Ancient History of Bulgaria, National Museum of History, 16 Vitoshko lale Str., 1618 Sofia
  • Stefka Pristavova Department of Mineralogy and Pertography, University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”, 1 Boyan Kamenov Str., 1700 Sofia
  • Tsveta Stanimirova Department of Mineralogy, petrography and economic geology, Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski“, 15 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, 1504 Sofia

Keywords:

Mineralogical-pertographic study, pottery, XRD, encrustation

Abstract

The analyzed pottery artefacts derive from vessels from ritual structures and from urns from a necropolis located near the village of Dubene, Karlovo Minicipality. The ritual structures are dated to the Early Bronze Age (EBA) III, while the cemetery is dated to the EBA II.
All pottery artefacts are studied by optical (petrographic) and XRD analyses. The obtained data indicate that the most of the samples have similar mineralogy. The observed rock and mineral inclusions suggest local origin of the raw material, taking into account the composition of the rocks in the surroundings of the Dubene site. Some differences in terms of technology have been found.
Based on the mineral composition and the XRD study, the firing temperature of the pottery is above 550°C.
The analyzed white encrustation proved to be apatite, made most probably of bone matter.

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Published

2021-06-09

How to Cite

Hristov, M., Pristavova, S. and Stanimirova, T. (2021) “Минералого-петрографско изследване на керамика от проучвания край с. Дъбене, Карловско: Mineralogical and petrographic study of the pottery from Dubene site, Кarlovo municipality”, Bulgarian e-Journal of Archaeology | Българско е-Списание за Археология, 11(1), pp. 121-129. Available at: https://be-ja.org/index.php/journal/article/view/be-ja-11-1-2021-121-129 (Accessed: 19June2021).

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Section

Archaeometry