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

  • Ekaterina Dolbunova The State Hermitage Museum, The department of archaeology of Eastern Europe and Siberia, Saint-Petersburg
  • Elena Kostyleva Ivanovo State University
  • Marianna Kulkova Herzen State Pedagogical University
  • John Meadows Zentrum für Baltische und Skandinavische Archäologie Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Leibniz-Labor für Altersbestimmung und Isotopenforschung
  • Andrey Mazurkevich The State Hermitage Museum, The department of archaeology of Eastern Europe and Siberia, Saint-Petersburg
  • Olga Lozovskaya Institute for the history of material culture RAS
Keywords: early Neolithic, pottery, hunter-gatherers, Upper Volga culture, chronological modelling

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.

Published
2018-01-04
How to Cite
Dolbunova, E., Kostyleva, E., Kulkova, M., Meadows, J., Mazurkevich, A., & Lozovskaya, O. (2018). Сhronology of early Neolithic materials of the site Sakhtysh IIa (Central Russia). Documenta Praehistorica, 44, 176-191. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.44.11
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