Керамични антропоморфни фигури от ранната бронзова епоха от Горнотракийската низина. Състояние и проблеми на изследванията

Early Bronze Age clay anthropomorphic figurines from Upper Thrace Valley. State and problems of the Research


  • Petar Minkov PhD Candidate, Department of Archaeology, Faculty of History, “St. Kliment Ohridski” University, 15 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, 1504 Sofia, Bulgaria


Early Bronze age, anthropomorphic figurine, Thrace, Anatolia


Among studies considering different themes from the Early Bronze Age in the Upper Thrace Valley, still wanting is a comprehensive study, or a review, of the issues pertaining to the clay anthropomorphic figurines from the period. Despite the small number of the finds collected in the recent decades, the available artifacts make possible, in broad strokes, to outline some important issues, connected to the figurines: emergence and origin, chronological and territorial range, typological features, function and interpretation. The aim of this article is to offer an overview, through an examination of all known and/or published examples of small anthropomorphic clay figurines from the Upper Thracian Valley.


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