Blagotin

Blagotin is a multilayer site with strata of the early Starčevo period. The extent of the Early Neolithic settlement was limited to an ellipse with maximum dimensions of ca. 80 m east to west by 50 m north to south. Fieldwork took place in 1989-1999 on 300 munder the direction of S. Stanković and H. Greenfield (Stanković et al. 1997; Greenfield and Jongsma 2006). The excavations uncovered seven half-pit dwellings as well as areas of rubbish deposition and pits. The site provided a large pottery assemblage and numerous tools, including saddle querns. Morphological and use alteration analysis of ceramics carried out by J. Vuković revealed various traces that originated as a result of food preparation (carbon deposits, sooting clouds) as well as abrasion marks on the interiors (the result of stirring) (Vuković 2011). The charred seed assemblages included domestic cereals and a wide array of wild seed plants and fruits (Jezik 1998). Domesticates predominated heavily in the faunal assemblages (Greenfield and Jongsma 2003). The radiocarbon dates from Blagotin have values around 6000 calBC (Whittle et al. 2002).

vulovic_2011

Functional classes of pottery identified by use wear traces (Vukovic 2011, Tab. 2)