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Dance motifs on prehistoric pottery from Eastern Croatia

Ivana Turčin

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In the last few decades, research on dance in the archaeological
record has identified several key indicators for recognizing
dance representations on the archaeological material, the most
prominent being the positions of the body extremities of the
anthropomorphic characters depicted, and certain forms and
elements relating to the overall composition of the depiction. In
addition, the portrayal of hands and fingers is a very common accompanying
On the basis of these features, three anthropomorphic depictions
found on prehistoric pottery from Croatia – from the sites
of Franjevac, Vučedol and Novigrad on Sava – are analysed in this
paper, and arguments for their inclusion in the corpus of archaeological
depictions of dance are presented.


dance, anthropomorphic depictions, pottery, prehistory, Franjevac, Vučedol, Novigrad on Sava

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