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Post medieval ceramic toys from Gdansk excavation

Author(s): Joanna Dabal

Year: 2014

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Ceramic toys are one of the categories which are very neglected in polish archaeology. There are barely a few mentions in polish archaeological literature about miniature dishes, whistles and figurines. There are no information about this category of finds from Gdansk excavation. In this paper author will present 17th-20th century ceramic toys from chosen urban sites of Gdansk, which ware part of larger ceramic studies. Those collection includes different fabric small ceramic dishes, money boxes, whistles, playing balls and several figurines. Some of finds are poorly preserved but better examples are also present. The ceramic toys studies shed light on children plays and the role of children in «mature» world, which is very interesting comparing with different cities. Those analyses showing social differences and specific of Gdansk in context of neighbor areas.

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Post medieval ceramic toys from Gdansk excavation. Joanna Dabal. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 436698)

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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America