Dr Tanya Dzhanfezova

Research Profile

‘Mapping intentionality: demonstrating innovation in Neolithic pottery uptake in the Eastern Balkans (MINERVA)’ project: Pottery was an essential component of the Neolithic lifestyle in the region, but while the chronology and physical forms of the earliest Bulgarian ceramic wares are known, the social processes by which pottery transfer occurred have not been studied. MINERVA combines pottery analysis and geoarchaeology to explore the decision-making inherent to pottery adoption/adaptation and will provide a new scientific framework by which to explore large-scale cultural processes such as the European Neolithisation.

Recent activities: web-minerva.org