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Analysis of late mid-Neolithic pottery illuminates the presenceof a Corded Ware Culture on the Baltic Island of Gotland
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.
2015 (English)In: Documenta Praehistoria, ISSN 1854-2492, Vol. 42, 297-310 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper, we discuss variations seen in the ornamentation and modes of manufacturingpottery from the end of the mid-Neolithic 4600–4300 BP on the Island of Gotland in theBaltic Sea. The Pitted Ware cultural groups have been discussed as a western influence from the Swedishmainland, but the aDNA on skeletal remains point to eastern influences. We analyse and discusspottery from the well-investigated Ajvide Pitted Ware site and what these variations mean interm of intra- and inter-island relationships, ethnicity and change, and we suggest the developmentof what could be described as a hybrid culture.

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Ljubljana: Ljubljana University Press , 2015. Vol. 42, 297-310 p.
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Pitted Ware Culture; Corded Ware Culture; Battle Axe Culture; hybrid culture; pottery; identity; Gotland; Baltic Sea; mid-Neolithic
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-270328DOI: 10.4312/dp.42.21OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-270328DiVA: diva2:889586
Available from: 2015-12-27 Created: 2015-12-27 Last updated: 2016-01-12Bibliographically approved

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