Anastasia A. Shvetsovaa,#, Evgeny S. Azarovb,##

a The Nizhny Novgorod State Historical and Architectural Museum-Reserve, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
b The State Historical Museum, Moscow, Russia


Keywords: the Late Bronze Age, the Pozdnyakovo culture, pottery, form, decor, technology, preparatory stage of pottery production, historical and cultural approach.

The article presents the results of studying the pottery complex of the Loginov Khutor settlement, one of the earliest sites of the Pozdnyakovo archaeological culture of the Late Bronze Age. The study is based on historical and cultural approach and includes an analysis of the external (shapes and ornamentation of vessels) and internal (some aspects of technology) culture of pottery making. The study of pottery technology comprises the cultural traditions of the preparatory stage of production (analysis of clay raw materials and paste materials). As a result, the authors identified three groups of pottery traditions, two of which belonged to populations of different origins. Group I is associated with the early stage of the Pozdnyakovo culture, while group II – with the Timber-grave cultural and historical community. The third group of pottery traditions developed as a result of cultural contacts between the bearers of group I and group II traditions.

DOI: 10.31857/S0869606322010184