Ceramics are the first creation of civilisation to which man has added to nature. When he realised that by baking raw clay it retained its shape, ceramic vessels became indispensable in the preparation of food and they are the most common find in prehistoric settlements. With their characteristic form and decoration ceramics give recognisability to prehistoric communities, so archaeologists most often classify them just by the ceramics in individual cultures. Ceramics built what we call civilisation.
The Vučedol Culture definitely belongs to the cultures with the most attractive ceramics of European prehistory. Ceramics were used everywhere from over 20 kinds of pots, of which some had their own unique shape. A great deal of them with their construction and decoration belong to “fine” ceramics on which, on a distinct black background in various methods of engraving, signs were marked filled with white incrustation and strictly placed red lines. Such decoration on ceramics with its precisely defined position, form and rhythm is a kind of pictorial letter.
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