Initial stages of two Neolithisation models in the Lower Volga basin

  • Alexander Vybornov
Keywords: Neolithic, Lower Volga, pottery, production economy

Abstract

In this paper, two groups of ancient sites located in the Lower Volga River basin are analysed. The first group is linked to the emergence of the oldest pottery in this region, which is one of the most ancient in Europe. The presence of this feature of the ‘Neolithic package’ can be dated to the middle of the 7th millenium BC. A production economy is a particular feature of the second group of sites, which can be dated to the end of the 6th millenium BC. This is one of the earliest pieces of evidence of the existence of domesticated species in Eastern Europe. These two groups of sites show the initial stages of two Neolithisation models in the Lower Volga basin.

Author Biography

Alexander Vybornov
Samara State University of Social Sciences and Education Samara, RU
Published
2016-12-30
How to Cite
Vybornov, A. (2016). Initial stages of two Neolithisation models in the Lower Volga basin. Documenta Praehistorica, 43, 161-166. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.43.7
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