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Volume 24 (2020): Issue 1 (June 2020)
CONTACT NETWORKS IN THE EASTERN AND SOUTH-EASTERN PERIPHERIES OF THE FUNNEL BEAKER CULTURE, 3700–3200 BC

Volume 23 (2018): Issue 1 (June 2018)

Volume 22 (2017): Issue 1 (June 2017)

Volume 21 (2016): Issue 1 (October 2016)

Volume 20 (2015): Issue 1 (June 2015)

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2719-5422
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15 Dec 2013
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Volume 20 (2015): Issue 1 (June 2015)

Journal Details
Format
Journal
eISSN
2719-5422
First Published
15 Dec 2013
Publication timeframe
1 time per year
Languages
English

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9 Articles
Open Access

Late Eneolithic and Bronze Age Prologue Pontic Societies. Forest-Steppe Middle Dniester and Prut Drainage Basins in the 4Th/3Rd-2Nd Millennium Bc: A History of Investigations

Published Online: 01 Apr 2017
Page range: 7 - 39

Abstract

Abstract

The paper presents a historiographic context helpful in the current investigations of the cultural contacts between the societies of the east and west of Europe in the borderland of Podolia and Moldova in the Late Eneolithic and the prologue of the Bronze Age. The focus is on the state of research (chiefly taxonomic and topogenetic) into the sequence of taxa in the age of early ‘barrow-building’, identified in the funerary rituals of societies settling the forest-steppe of the northwestern Black Sea Coast in the 4th/3rd-2nd millennium BC.

Keywords

  • Late Eneolithic
  • forest-steppe of north-western Black Sea Coast
  • Gordinešti type
  • Zhvotilovka-Volchansk type
  • Yamnaya culture
  • Budzhak culture
  • Catacomb culture
  • Edineţ culture
  • Babyno culture
  • Noua culture
Open Access

Eneolithic, Yamnaya, Catacomb and Babyno Culture Cemeteries, Pidlisivka, Barrow 1, Yampil Region, Vinnitsa Oblast: Archaeometry, Chronometry and Taxonomy

Published Online: 01 Apr 2017
Page range: 40 - 77

Abstract

Abstract

The paper presents excavation results and analytical studies concerning the taxonomic classification of a funerary site identified with the communities of the early ‘barrow cultures’ settling the north-western Black Sea Coast in the 4th/3rd-2nd millennium BC. The study focuses on the ceremonial centres of the Eneolithic, Yamnaya, Catacomb and Babyno cultures.

Keywords

  • ‘barrow cultures’
  • Eneolithic
  • Early Bronze Age
  • Late Bronze Age
  • Middle Dniester Area
Open Access

Eneolithic, Yamnaya and Noua Culture Cemeteries from the First Half of the 3Rd and the Middle of the 2Nd Millennium Bc, Porohy, Site 3A, Yampil Region, Vinnitsa Oblast: Archaeometric and Chronometric Description, Ritual and Taxonomic-Topogenetic Identification

Published Online: 01 Apr 2017
Page range: 78 - 141

Abstract

Abstract

The paper presents the results of excavations and analytical studies regarding the taxonomic classification of a funeral site associated with the societies of ‘barrow cultures’ of the north-western Black Sea Coast in the first half of the 3rd and the middle of the 2nd millennium BC. The study discusses the ceremonial centres of the Eneolithic, Yamnaya and Noua cultures.

Keywords

  • ‘barrow cultures’
  • Eneolithic
  • Early Bronze Age
  • Late Bronze Age
  • Middle Dniester Area
Open Access

Eneolithic, Babyno and Noua Culture Cemeteries, Klembivka, Site 1, Yampil Region, Vinnitsa Oblast: Archaeometry, Taxonomy and Topogenetics

Published Online: 01 Apr 2017
Page range: 142 - 182

Abstract

Abstract

The paper presents excavation results and analytical studies concerning the taxonomic classification of a funerary site identified with the communities of the ‘barrow cultures’ settling the north-western Black Sea Coast in the first half of the 3rd and the middle of the 2nd millennia BC. The study focuses on the ceremonial centres of the Eneolithic communities of the Babyno and Noua cultures.

Keywords

  • ‘barrow cultures’
  • Eneolithic
  • Early Bronze Age
  • Late Bronze Age
  • Middle Dniester Area
Open Access

Tripolye (Gordineşti Group), Yamnaya and Catacomb Culture Cemeteries, Prydnistryanske, Site 1, Yampil Region, Vinnitsa Oblast: An Archaeometric and Chronometric Description and a Taxonomic and Topogenetic Discussion

Published Online: 01 Apr 2017
Page range: 183 - 256

Abstract

Abstract

The paper presents the results of excavations and analytical studies regarding the taxonomic classification of a unique funeral site associated with the societies of early ‘barrow cultures’ of the north-western Black Sea Coast in the 4th-3rd millennium BC. The study discusses the ceremonial centres of the Tripolye culture-Gordineşti group, as well as Yamnaya and Catacomb cultures.

Keywords

  • ‘barrow cultures’
  • Eneolithic
  • Early Bronze Age
  • Middle Dniester Area
Open Access

Chronometry of Late Eneolithic and ‘Early Bronze’ Cultures in the Middle Dniester Area: Investigations of the Yampil Barrow Complex

Published Online: 01 Apr 2017
Page range: 257 - 292

Abstract

Abstract

The paper discusses the 2010-2015 studies of the radiocarbon chronology of Podolia ‘barrow cultures’ on the left bank of the middle Dniester. The studies have relied on series of 14C dates for the Klembivka 1, Pidlisivka 1, Porohy 3A and Prydnistryanske 1 sites determined in Kyiv and Poznań laboratories. They are the first attempt to construct a regional (‘Yampil’) radiocarbon scale for ‘Early Bronze’ funerary rites (4th/3rd-2nd millennium BC) as practised by barrow builders - the communities of the Tripolye and Yamnaya cultures - and the secondary barrow users - the designers of necropolises located on barrows - belonging to the Catacomb, Babyno and Noua cultures.

Keywords

  • ‘barrow cultures’
  • Late Eneolithic
  • Early Bronze Age
  • Middle Bronze Age
  • Late Bronze Age
  • Middle Dniester Area
Open Access

Anthropological Description of Skeletal Material from the Dniester Barrowcemetery Complex, Yampil Region, Vinnitsa Oblast (Ukraine)

Published Online: 01 Apr 2017
Page range: 293 - 336

Abstract

Abstract

Anthropological examinations were performed on skeletal material from four barrow necropolises located in the Yampil Region (Ukraine) and dated to the Eneolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age. The purpose of the examinations was the determination of sex and age at death of individuals, reconstruction of their stature and assessment of their status of health. The examinations covered 61 individuals: 17 children and 44 adults. Their health status was assessed using four common indicators: linear enamel hypoplasia, cribra orbitalia, porotic hyperostosis and dental caries.

Keywords

  • Eneolithic
  • Yamnaya culture
  • Bronze Age
  • anthropology
  • Ukraine
Open Access

The Middle-Dniester Cultural Contact Area of Early Metal Age Societies. The Frontier of Pontic and Baltic Drainage Basins in the 4Th/3Rd-2Nd Millennium Bc.

Published Online: 01 Apr 2017
Page range: 337 - 406

Abstract

Abstract

The paper discusses the taxonomy and autogenesis of the cycle of early ‘barrow cultures’ developed by the local communities of the Middle Dniester Area or, in a broader comparative context, the north-western Black Sea Coast, in the 4th/3rd-2nd millennium BC. The purpose of the study is to conduct an analytical and conceptual entry point to the research questions of the Dniester Contact Area, specifically the contacts between autochthonous ‘Late Eneolithic’ communities (Yamnaya, Catacomb and Babyno cultures) and incoming communities from the Baltic basin. The discussion of these cultures continues in other papers presented in this volume of Baltic-Pontic Studies.

Keywords

  • Eneolithic
  • Yamnaya
  • Catacomb and Babyno cultures
  • Dniester
  • north-western Black Sea Coast
Open Access

‘Yampil Inspirations’: A Study of the Dniester Cultural Contact Area at the Frontier of Pontic and Baltic Drainage Basins

Published Online: 01 Apr 2017
Page range: 407 - 425

Abstract

Abstract

The article presents the present state of research on the general issue of the Dniester Region of cultural contacts between communities settling the Baltic and Pontic drainage basins. Some five domains of research shall be brought to discussion in which it is possible to see fresh opportunities for archaeological study, on the basis of ‘Yampil studies’ on Dniester-Podolia (forest-steppe) barrow-culture ceremonial centres from the latter half of the 4th millennium and first half of the 3rd millennium BC. This relates to the peoples of the Eneolithic and the Early Bronze Age. In terms of topogenesis, embracing the Pontic-Tripolye, Yamnaya and Catacomb cultures, as well as Globular Amphora and Corded Ware in central prehistoric Europe.

Keywords

  • ‘barrow cultures’
  • Eneolithic
  • Early Bronze Age
  • Tripolye
  • Yamnaya
  • Catacomb
  • Globular Amphora and Corded Ware cultures
  • Middle Dniester Area
  • Podolia
9 Articles
Open Access

Late Eneolithic and Bronze Age Prologue Pontic Societies. Forest-Steppe Middle Dniester and Prut Drainage Basins in the 4Th/3Rd-2Nd Millennium Bc: A History of Investigations

Published Online: 01 Apr 2017
Page range: 7 - 39

Abstract

Abstract

The paper presents a historiographic context helpful in the current investigations of the cultural contacts between the societies of the east and west of Europe in the borderland of Podolia and Moldova in the Late Eneolithic and the prologue of the Bronze Age. The focus is on the state of research (chiefly taxonomic and topogenetic) into the sequence of taxa in the age of early ‘barrow-building’, identified in the funerary rituals of societies settling the forest-steppe of the northwestern Black Sea Coast in the 4th/3rd-2nd millennium BC.

Keywords

  • Late Eneolithic
  • forest-steppe of north-western Black Sea Coast
  • Gordinešti type
  • Zhvotilovka-Volchansk type
  • Yamnaya culture
  • Budzhak culture
  • Catacomb culture
  • Edineţ culture
  • Babyno culture
  • Noua culture
Open Access

Eneolithic, Yamnaya, Catacomb and Babyno Culture Cemeteries, Pidlisivka, Barrow 1, Yampil Region, Vinnitsa Oblast: Archaeometry, Chronometry and Taxonomy

Published Online: 01 Apr 2017
Page range: 40 - 77

Abstract

Abstract

The paper presents excavation results and analytical studies concerning the taxonomic classification of a funerary site identified with the communities of the early ‘barrow cultures’ settling the north-western Black Sea Coast in the 4th/3rd-2nd millennium BC. The study focuses on the ceremonial centres of the Eneolithic, Yamnaya, Catacomb and Babyno cultures.

Keywords

  • ‘barrow cultures’
  • Eneolithic
  • Early Bronze Age
  • Late Bronze Age
  • Middle Dniester Area
Open Access

Eneolithic, Yamnaya and Noua Culture Cemeteries from the First Half of the 3Rd and the Middle of the 2Nd Millennium Bc, Porohy, Site 3A, Yampil Region, Vinnitsa Oblast: Archaeometric and Chronometric Description, Ritual and Taxonomic-Topogenetic Identification

Published Online: 01 Apr 2017
Page range: 78 - 141

Abstract

Abstract

The paper presents the results of excavations and analytical studies regarding the taxonomic classification of a funeral site associated with the societies of ‘barrow cultures’ of the north-western Black Sea Coast in the first half of the 3rd and the middle of the 2nd millennium BC. The study discusses the ceremonial centres of the Eneolithic, Yamnaya and Noua cultures.

Keywords

  • ‘barrow cultures’
  • Eneolithic
  • Early Bronze Age
  • Late Bronze Age
  • Middle Dniester Area
Open Access

Eneolithic, Babyno and Noua Culture Cemeteries, Klembivka, Site 1, Yampil Region, Vinnitsa Oblast: Archaeometry, Taxonomy and Topogenetics

Published Online: 01 Apr 2017
Page range: 142 - 182

Abstract

Abstract

The paper presents excavation results and analytical studies concerning the taxonomic classification of a funerary site identified with the communities of the ‘barrow cultures’ settling the north-western Black Sea Coast in the first half of the 3rd and the middle of the 2nd millennia BC. The study focuses on the ceremonial centres of the Eneolithic communities of the Babyno and Noua cultures.

Keywords

  • ‘barrow cultures’
  • Eneolithic
  • Early Bronze Age
  • Late Bronze Age
  • Middle Dniester Area
Open Access

Tripolye (Gordineşti Group), Yamnaya and Catacomb Culture Cemeteries, Prydnistryanske, Site 1, Yampil Region, Vinnitsa Oblast: An Archaeometric and Chronometric Description and a Taxonomic and Topogenetic Discussion

Published Online: 01 Apr 2017
Page range: 183 - 256

Abstract

Abstract

The paper presents the results of excavations and analytical studies regarding the taxonomic classification of a unique funeral site associated with the societies of early ‘barrow cultures’ of the north-western Black Sea Coast in the 4th-3rd millennium BC. The study discusses the ceremonial centres of the Tripolye culture-Gordineşti group, as well as Yamnaya and Catacomb cultures.

Keywords

  • ‘barrow cultures’
  • Eneolithic
  • Early Bronze Age
  • Middle Dniester Area
Open Access

Chronometry of Late Eneolithic and ‘Early Bronze’ Cultures in the Middle Dniester Area: Investigations of the Yampil Barrow Complex

Published Online: 01 Apr 2017
Page range: 257 - 292

Abstract

Abstract

The paper discusses the 2010-2015 studies of the radiocarbon chronology of Podolia ‘barrow cultures’ on the left bank of the middle Dniester. The studies have relied on series of 14C dates for the Klembivka 1, Pidlisivka 1, Porohy 3A and Prydnistryanske 1 sites determined in Kyiv and Poznań laboratories. They are the first attempt to construct a regional (‘Yampil’) radiocarbon scale for ‘Early Bronze’ funerary rites (4th/3rd-2nd millennium BC) as practised by barrow builders - the communities of the Tripolye and Yamnaya cultures - and the secondary barrow users - the designers of necropolises located on barrows - belonging to the Catacomb, Babyno and Noua cultures.

Keywords

  • ‘barrow cultures’
  • Late Eneolithic
  • Early Bronze Age
  • Middle Bronze Age
  • Late Bronze Age
  • Middle Dniester Area
Open Access

Anthropological Description of Skeletal Material from the Dniester Barrowcemetery Complex, Yampil Region, Vinnitsa Oblast (Ukraine)

Published Online: 01 Apr 2017
Page range: 293 - 336

Abstract

Abstract

Anthropological examinations were performed on skeletal material from four barrow necropolises located in the Yampil Region (Ukraine) and dated to the Eneolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age. The purpose of the examinations was the determination of sex and age at death of individuals, reconstruction of their stature and assessment of their status of health. The examinations covered 61 individuals: 17 children and 44 adults. Their health status was assessed using four common indicators: linear enamel hypoplasia, cribra orbitalia, porotic hyperostosis and dental caries.

Keywords

  • Eneolithic
  • Yamnaya culture
  • Bronze Age
  • anthropology
  • Ukraine
Open Access

The Middle-Dniester Cultural Contact Area of Early Metal Age Societies. The Frontier of Pontic and Baltic Drainage Basins in the 4Th/3Rd-2Nd Millennium Bc.

Published Online: 01 Apr 2017
Page range: 337 - 406

Abstract

Abstract

The paper discusses the taxonomy and autogenesis of the cycle of early ‘barrow cultures’ developed by the local communities of the Middle Dniester Area or, in a broader comparative context, the north-western Black Sea Coast, in the 4th/3rd-2nd millennium BC. The purpose of the study is to conduct an analytical and conceptual entry point to the research questions of the Dniester Contact Area, specifically the contacts between autochthonous ‘Late Eneolithic’ communities (Yamnaya, Catacomb and Babyno cultures) and incoming communities from the Baltic basin. The discussion of these cultures continues in other papers presented in this volume of Baltic-Pontic Studies.

Keywords

  • Eneolithic
  • Yamnaya
  • Catacomb and Babyno cultures
  • Dniester
  • north-western Black Sea Coast
Open Access

‘Yampil Inspirations’: A Study of the Dniester Cultural Contact Area at the Frontier of Pontic and Baltic Drainage Basins

Published Online: 01 Apr 2017
Page range: 407 - 425

Abstract

Abstract

The article presents the present state of research on the general issue of the Dniester Region of cultural contacts between communities settling the Baltic and Pontic drainage basins. Some five domains of research shall be brought to discussion in which it is possible to see fresh opportunities for archaeological study, on the basis of ‘Yampil studies’ on Dniester-Podolia (forest-steppe) barrow-culture ceremonial centres from the latter half of the 4th millennium and first half of the 3rd millennium BC. This relates to the peoples of the Eneolithic and the Early Bronze Age. In terms of topogenesis, embracing the Pontic-Tripolye, Yamnaya and Catacomb cultures, as well as Globular Amphora and Corded Ware in central prehistoric Europe.

Keywords

  • ‘barrow cultures’
  • Eneolithic
  • Early Bronze Age
  • Tripolye
  • Yamnaya
  • Catacomb
  • Globular Amphora and Corded Ware cultures
  • Middle Dniester Area
  • Podolia

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