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Taking care - Argaric culture


Children from Argaric settlements needed specific training to prepare them for the adult world. Through the mechanisms of socialization and learning, children received individual information and knowledge about technology and production processes that allowed them to enter the productive cycle and to learn concepts related to their own identity.
 
In this case we focus on how ceramic technology was learnt.  The high quality of Argaric pottery required  very specific knowledge for its manufacture. The characteristics of some vessels, found in both domestic and funerary contexts with asymmetrical shapes and coarse finishing, may indicate these processes of learning and skill acquisition. By playing children learn observing and imitating their elders; some studies have shown that the cognitive development of five years children allows obtaining ceramic forms that are recognizable.
Una mujer enseña a un niño a elaborar un objeto de cerámica. Ilustración: Miguel Salvatierra.

Una mujer enseña a un niño a elaborar un objeto de cerámica. Ilustración: Miguel Salvatierra.


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INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO GENDER ARCHAEOLOGY - University of Tübingen (Alemanya)

The Pastwomen Network co-organizes the International Seminar "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Gender Archaeology" at the University of Tübingen.

July 4-10, 2022


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