ARHEOLOGIE

FUNERARY POTTERY IN TRANSYLVANIA OF THE 7TH–10TH CENTURIES

(SERIA INTERFERENŢE ETNICE ŞI CULTURALE ÎN MILENIILE I A. CHR. – I P. CHR.
EDITORII SERIEI: NICOLAE GUDEA, CĂLIN COSMA, AUREL RUSTOIU)

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CONTENTS


I. INTRODUCTION

II. POTTERY RECIPIENTS IN FUNERARY CONTEXTS FROM TRANSYLVANIA IN THE PERIOD OF THE 7th–10th CENTURIES

1. Pottery recipients within bi-ritual flat necropolises of the 7th–9th centuries
2. Pottery recipients in the cremation barrow necropolises from the 8th century and the first decades of the 9th century
3. Pottery in the inhumation necropolises of the 7th–8th centuries
4. Pottery in inhumation necropolises of the second half of the 9th century and the first decades of the 10th century
5. Pottery in the inhumation graves of the second half of the 9th century and the first half of the 10th century
6. Pottery in the inhumation necropolises from the first half of the 10th century (930–960)
7. Pottery in the inhumation necropolises from the second half of the 10th century and the first decades of the 11th century
8. Pottery in the cenotaph type graves of the 7th–10th centuries necropolises

III. THE STUDY OF POTTERY DEPOSITED IN GRAVES

1. The hand-made pottery
2. The pottery made with medium speed potter’s wheel
3. Pottery made with the fast speed wheel
4. Stamps on vessels’ bottoms
5. Signs scratched on the body vessels
6. Signs scratched on the bottoms of vessels
7. Final assessments. Arguments for pottery production with a funerary destination

IV. REFLECTIONS ON THE PRACTICE OF PLACING POTERRY IN GRAVES FROM
TRANSYLVANIA IN THE 7th–10th CENTURIES

1. Patterns of placing the pottery in grave. The number and the types of pottery placed in grave
2. The place/position of vessels in graves
3. The pottery association with other types of artefacts. Pottery deposits in tombs from the perspective of age and gender of the dead
4. The meaning of vessel in grave
4.1. The religious perspective
4.2. The social perspective
5. Connotations of the gesture to place pottery in grave

V. FINDINGS CATALOGUE

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