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Mothers and figurines: representation of pregnancy in the Early Neolithic of Central Balkans

Tripković, Ana; Porčić, Marko; Stefanović, Sofija


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  "description": "<p>In this paper, we analyze Early Neolithic (6200&ndash;5300 calBC) Star\u010devo culture anthropomorphic clay figurines from the Central and Northern Balkan. Our aim is to explore whether figurines were used to represent pregnancy and fertility. We recorded bodily attributes related to pregnancy and birth of the 159 Star\u010devo culture figurines such the presence of pronounced belly, as well as the presence of primary and secondary sexual characteristics. The results of our analysis show that pregnancy was not unambiguously represented in the Early Neolithic Star\u010devo figurines, therefore hypotheses about connections between the making of figurines and fertility have no apparent empirical basis</p>", 
  "license": "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode", 
  "creator": [
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      "affiliation": "Belgrade", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Tripkovi\u0107, Ana"
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      "affiliation": "BioSense Institute, University of Novi Sad; Laboratory for Bioarchaeology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Por\u010di\u0107, Marko"
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    {
      "affiliation": "BioSense Institute, University of Novi Sad; Laboratory for Bioarchaeology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade", 
      "@id": "https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7434-8788", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Stefanovi\u0107, Sofija"
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  "headline": "Mothers and figurines: representation of pregnancy in the Early Neolithic of Central Balkans", 
  "image": "https://zenodo.org/static/img/logos/zenodo-gradient-round.svg", 
  "datePublished": "2017-12-17", 
  "url": "https://zenodo.org/record/1247938", 
  "keywords": [
    "clay figurines", 
    "representation of pregnancy", 
    "fertility", 
    "Early Neolithic", 
    "Central and Northern Balkans"
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  "identifier": "https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1247938", 
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  "name": "Mothers and figurines: representation of pregnancy in the Early Neolithic of Central Balkans"
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