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EARLY SYMBOLIC SYSTEMS FOR COMMUNICATION
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The White Painted Ornament of the Early and Middle Neolithic of Southeast Europe

Nenad N. Tasic
University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
ntasic@f.bg.ac.yu

This paper is the result of authorís interest and detailed study of the phenomenon of white painted pottery in the region of the Neolithic of Southeast Europe. The author tried to determine the chronological position of this horizon and find its place within the wider Eastern Mediterranean context.

The conclusion of formal analysis and its confrontation with 14C results was the distinction of two chronologically and stylistically separate phases of white painting decoration which occur during the Early and Middle Neolithic of this region.

The analysis further revealed one part of the system where the quadrate (metope positioning of the ornament) emerged as an important cohesive agent in the ornamental systems of the entire region from north Central Balkans, across Macedonia and the river Struma valley to the southeast as far as Lake District in NW Anatolia during the Early Neolithic. The tendency of organizing decoration in quadrates.
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Editor: Lolita Nikolova
All rights reserved. Published: 12/21/02
Since 12/21/02