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The ritual context of pottery deposits from the Late Bronze Age settlement at Wrocław Widawa in southwestern Poland
Institute of Archaeology, University of Wrocław, Poland. (Journal of Archaeology and Ancient History)
2012 (English)In: Journal of Archaeology and Ancient History (JAAH), E-ISSN 2001-1199, no 3, 1-24 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper, I survey archaeological evidence for deliberate deposits mostly containing ceramic vessels but also stones and animal bones. They were discovered at a Late Bronze Age settlement, dated to the 9th-8th centuries, situated in the northern part of the contemporary city of Wrocław in southwestern Poland. Their stratigraphical contexts indicate that their deposition took place at the very end of the use of the site, i.e. after the accumulation of the thick occupational layers. Based on the fine preservation of the vessels and their distribution, I argue that they are remains of practices performed in a common settlement area, resulting in the deposition of used ceramics. I also refer to a broad concept of the notion of ‘pottery deposits’ and compare the presented evidence with similar finds from other sites with a similar chronology.

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Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2012. no 3, 1-24 p.
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Archaeology, Poland, Wrocław, Deposits, Pottery, Bronze Age, Ritual Practice
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-167884OAI: diva2:504883
Available from: 2012-02-23 Created: 2012-02-02 Last updated: 2012-02-23Bibliographically approved

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