Отново за колективната находка от керамични съдове от халколитния некропол при Кошарна, Русенска област
Revisiting the hoard of ceramic vessels from the Chalcolithic cemetery of Kosharna (Rousse district)
Keywords:Chalcolithic cemetery, clay structure, hoard, kiln, interpretation
Тhe archaeological complex in Kosharna is located at 3 km to the southwest of the eponymous village in the areas Kajnanak dere and Koru Gjoldjuk. It consists of 2 tell-settlements and adjoining cemetery dated to the second half of Chalcolithic period. A clay feature was found within a hoard of ceramic vessels in the Chalcolithic cemetery. The situation was interpreted by the excavator and current author as a ceramic structure – depot for ceramic vessels, which have been used during the burial ceremonies. The hoard is related to the Late Copper Age and the Gumelnitsa culture. The current paper is a response to the article by Stilyan Ivanov offering reinterpretation of the feature with the hoard as a kiln for single firing of ceramics. The analysis focuses on four field observations and conclusions – the location, secondary burning, the presence of the vessels and the remains of a clay structure. The discovered feature is still without analogue in Balkan prehistory.
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