Bark pitch in the Early Neolithic of Central Europe

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The Linear Pottery people in 5670-5000 BC at the Brunn sites in Austria produced birch and beech bark pitches. Big globular vessels and closed high bowls could have been containers for the production and storage of this substance. Miniature vessels with a handle for hanging had contained small portions. Bark pitch as an adhesive for the repair of pottery and in the construction of big idols is also testified, as is the application of this material in decoration of vessels and idols, where bark pitch was a matrix for inlaying  with grains or stones and creation of a contrasting black colour in linear ornamentation. Radiocarbon dating of bark pitch now is one of the most reliable materials for age determination of the Neolithic objects.

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2021-03-10
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Kotova, N., Stadler, P., & Goslar, T. (2021). Bark pitch in the Early Neolithic of Central Europe. Sprawozdania Archeologiczne, 73(2). https://doi.org/10.23858/SA/73.2021.2.2311