Radiocarbon chronology of Neolithic in the Lower Don and North-eastern Azov Sea

Andrey Tsybryi, Viktor Tsybryi, Ekaterina Dolbunova, Andrey Mazurkevich, Marianna Kulkova


So far, four different cultural-chronological groups of sites have been identified in the North-eastern Azov Sea and Lower Don River areas, including sites of the Rakushechny Yar culture, Matveev Kurgan culture, Donets culture, and sites of the Caspian-Ciscaucasian region. An analysis of all known dates, as well as the contexts and stratigraphies of the sites, allowed us to form a new perspective of the chronology of southern Russia, to revise the chronology of this region, and change the concept of unreliability of dates for this area.


Neolithic; chronology; earliest pottery; Lower Don; North-Eastern Azov Sea

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Copyright (c) 2017 Andrey Tsybryi, Ekaterina Dolbunova, Viktor Tsybryi, Andrey Mazurkevich, Marianna Kulkova

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

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