Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory

BOOKS | 2014

24 January 2016

Neolithic artefacts

Edited by Polyxeni Adam-Veleni, Evangelia Stefani & Anastasia Dimoula

Neolithic artefacts

City: Thessaloniki

Year: 2014

Publisher: Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

Description: Paperback, 36 p., numerous colour figures, 21,5 x 21,5 cm

From the introduction

Macedonia, due to its central location at the crossroads between the Aegean and the Balkans, the East and the West, was the place where important Neolithic settlements developed already from an early phase. Several of them have been investigated over the past decades and many more have been recorded through surveys. The collections of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki include representative examples of the Neolithic art and activity, some of which are of exceptional aesthetic quality or even surprise due to their high technology. Nevertheless, our knowledge for the prehistoric periods derives mainly from the portable finds and the often humble architectural remains.

On the occasion of the international conference entitled “Northern Greece and Southeastern Europe in the Neolithic. An Interaction Zone”, which was held between 26-29 June 2014 at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, were presented some of the most impressive and representative Neolithic artefacts, which derived from Macedonia. The simplicity, the technology, but also the beauty of these artefacts of daily use, belonging to such a distant past, cannot but touch most of us, in a time when the restoration of purity and minimalism of shapes and forms, as well as practicality in the use of any kind of objects of our everyday lives, has been a request of several people in our times.


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