Сhronology of early Neolithic materials of the site Sakhtysh IIa (Central Russia)

Ekaterina Dolbunova, Elena Kostyleva, Marianna Kulkova, John Meadows, Andrey Mazurkevich, Olga Lozovskaya

Abstract


The Upper Volga culture (UVC) in the Volga and Oka basin is one of the earliest pottery cultures in Eastern Europe. The Sakhtysh IIa site is attributed to the core area of the UVC, with pottery encompassing all stages of this culture. A detailed analysis of artefact deposition in different lay­ers allows the creation of chronological models of early pottery development in this region. A series of new radiocarbon dates of food crust on pottery sherds which typologically belong to different stages of UVC at Sakhtysh IIa, as well as an overview of the oldest pottery are presented in this article.


Keywords


early Neolithic, pottery, hunter-gatherers, Upper Volga culture, chronological modelling



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4312/dp.44.11

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Copyright (c) 2017 Ekaterina Dolbunova, Elena Kostyleva, Marianna Kulkova, John Meadows, Andrey Mazurkevich, Olga Lozovskaya

Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts
(Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani) 

Print ISSN: 1408-967X
Online ISSN: 1854-2492