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13282000Ceramic shardIn order to stock food and carry water, sedentary farmers produced remarkable clay potteries. Ceramic shardIn order to stock food and carry water, sedentary farmers produced remarkable clay potteries. Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/2012.3.276_c.jpg?itok=QDrJYgJVLe Havre Museum – Photo credit : C. Livonnen
13282000They were also used to carry water.They were also used to carry water.Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/2012.3.276_b.jpg?itok=GjFE5UiiMuséum du Havre - Photo C. Livonnen

Ceramic shard

 

  • Origin : Bardouville, Seine-Maritime

  • Period : Early Neolithic

  • Raw material : clay

  • Dimensions : 9.5 cm x 7 cm

  • Inventory number : 2012.3.276

  • Boinet collection, Le Havre Museum of Natural History

The Linear Band Ware culture (aka Incised Ware culture) is the oldest Neolithic culture in France. It is the main demonstration of Danubian culture : a migration of Neolithic populations from Central Europe to Western Europe, along the Danube. During their migration, these populations introduced agriculture, herding and pottery to France. These were the three major developments of the Neolithic revolution.

There is no point in producing vegetables and cereals if you cannot stock them. In order to stock food and carry water, sedentary farmers produced remarkable clay potteries, which were decorated with linear bands, hence the name « Linear Band Ware culture ».

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