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Milk Jugs' and other Myths of the Copper Age of Central Europe

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Ceramics were subjected to organic residue analysis from two collections: a series of middle Copper Age (Bodrogkeresztúr) vessels hitherto known as 'milk jugs', curated in the Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum, Budapest, and a collection of early Baden (Boleráz) vessels from the recently discovered settlement of Gyo"r-Szabadrét-domb, in western Hungary. The aim of the analyses was to establish whether or not these vessels, often associated with milk based on typological criteria, were actually used to process, store or serve dairy products. The results of the analyses revealed that no dairy products could be securely identified in the so-called 'milk jugs'. Nevertheless dairy products were identified in other vessel types.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEuropean Journal of Archaeology
Vol/bind6
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)251-265
Antal sider15
ISSN1461-9571
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2003
Eksternt udgivetJa

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