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)

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  • Dimitar Chernakov Regional Museum of History Rousse, 3 Batenberg Sq., 7000 Rousse

Keywords:

Chalcolithic cemetery, clay structure, hoard, kiln, interpretation

Abstract

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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Published

2021-06-09

How to Cite

Chernakov, D. (2021) “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)”, Bulgarian e-Journal of Archaeology | Българско е-Списание за Археология, 11(1), pp. 131-141. Available at: https://be-ja.org/index.php/journal/article/view/be-ja-11-1-2021-131-141 (Accessed: 19June2021).

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