Pottery kilns from the Tripolye settlement of Kamenets-Podolskiy, Tatarysky, the 2019 excavation campaign (regarding the issue of evolution of Tripolye pottery kilns)

  • Aleksandr Diachenko Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • Iwona Sobkowiak-Tabaka
Keywords: Neolithic, pottery klins, Cucuteni-Tripolye cutlural complex, Western Tripolye culture, ceramics

Abstract

This paper presents two pottery kilns of an archaic construction, which were excavated at the Tripolye BII settlement of Kamenets-Podolskiy, Tatarysky in 2019. The site, dated to the beginning of 4th mil. BC, is referred to Mereshovskaya group of Western Tripolye culture. Analysis of construction details of our kilns compared to similar structures, which are known for other Tripolye sites and outside the Cucuteni-Tripolye cultural complex, made possible the specification of typology of Cucuteni-Tripolye pottery kilns and contribution to the issue of major trends in their evolution.

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2020-04-18
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