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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
The Cucuteni-Tripolye culture: study in technology and the origins of complex society
Published By: Original publisher
Oxford, England: B.A.R.. 1984. x, 221 p. ill.
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HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2002. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Southeastern Europe Late Chalcolithic (E075)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Ceramic technology (323);
Heating and lighting equipment (354);
Settlement patterns (361);
Visual arts (5311);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Through examining the changes in the ceramic technology of Pre-Cucuteni-Tripolye (Neolithic) through Chalcolithic Cucuteni-Tripolye culture, Ellis is able to show the beginings of ranked society. In the Neolithic pottery is made by individuals or individual households. With the Chalcolithic pottery begins to be painted and the designs and shapes become more standardized through time. As up-draught kilns are used, ceramics can be consistently fired at high temperatures with a slow cool down creating stronger ceramics. Chalcolithic vessels also show evidence of being created on potter's wheels and often in separate pottery workshops. There is also a change in vessel shape and size (to large with narrow openings) which indicates more vessels were being used for food storage. All this indicates there were specialists that created the ceramics and this would only have been possible in a society that was at least begining to be stratified. Only Chalcolithic time periods were indexed for Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM) codes.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. p. 211-221)
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Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Sarah Berry ; 2001
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Cucuteni-Tripolye culture; Moldava, Romania, Ukraine
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Copper Age--Europe, eastern