The 8200 calBP climate event and the spread of the Neolithic in Eastern Europe

  • Marianna Alexeevna Kulkova Herzen University
  • Andrey N. Mazurkevich The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
  • Ekaterina V. Dolbunova The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
  • Vladimir M. Lozovsky Institute of the History for Material Culture, St. Petersburg
Keywords: rapid climate change, Neolithic, pottery, Eastern Europe

Abstract

At 8200 calBP, the beginning of the Atlantic period, there was a drastic change from warm and humid climatic conditions to cold conditions. The abrupt cooling at 8200 calBP has been documented in different parts of Europe. In western, and some parts of southern, Europe, this event was a trigger for new forms of economy and migrations of groups of Neolithic farmers. This paper considers the different ways in which ceramic traditions developed in eastern Europe in the steppe,
steppe-forest and forest zones as a result of the rapid climate changes at about 8200 calBP.

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Published
2015-12-17
How to Cite
Kulkova, M. A., Mazurkevich, A. N., Dolbunova, E. V., & Lozovsky, V. M. (2015). The 8200 calBP climate event and the spread of the Neolithic in Eastern Europe. Documenta Praehistorica, 42, 77–92. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.42.4
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