Name: Pottery production in prehistoric cultures, especially Hallstatt culture, of Croatian and Austrian Danube regions 
Project status: From: 2014-01-01 To: 2015-12-31 (Completed)
Type (Programme): BILAT 
Project funding: -
International partner
Organisation Name: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences 
Organisation adress: Peter Jordan-Strasse 70, A-1190 Wien 
Organisation country: Austria 
Contact person name: Karin Wriessnig 
Contact person email: Email 
Croatian partner
Organisation name: Rudarsko-geološko-naftni fakultet 
Organisation address: Pierottijeva 6, HR-10000 Zagreb 
Contact person name: Marta Mileusnić
Contact person tel:
385 1 5535 797  Contact person fax:  
Contact person e-mail: Email 
Short description of project
The subject of the project is a ceramic material from different prehistoric cultures that existed in the eastern Alpine region and the Croatian Danube region. The main objective of the project is to determine the availability and types of raw materials, as well as reconstruction of the pottery technology. The purpose of the project was to determine the extent to which the Danube Region can be seen as a unique area during prehistoric times.  
Short description of the task performed by Croatian partner
Archaeological part of the team is responsible for collecting ceramic material, describing the context and resolving archaeological problems, based on the results of the geological team. Part of the team whose specialty is geology is responsible for determining the availability of raw materials, analysis of raw materials and ceramic materials in order to determine the technology of firing and the composition of the primary raw material, as well as the transfer of knowledge about the possibilities of analytical techniques in solving archaeological problems. Three groups of materials will be analysed: ceramic fragments excavated in prehistoric settlements, clay samples from the immediate vicinity of the village and from the available clay-made replicas made within this project. Archaeometrical analysis of pottery fragments (petrographic and mineralogical analyses and various spectroscopic and microscopic methods) are the essential step in the reconstruction of the technological process and their results indicate the composition of raw materials, a recipe for the clay mixture and the baking regime.  


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