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Journal of World Prehistory

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 307–331 | Cite as

Neolithic cultures of the Ukraine and adjacent areas and their chronology

  • D. J. Telegin
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Abstract

Considerable progress has been made in the study of the Ukrainian Neolithic within the last 30–40 years. Some 500 settlements and more than 20 cemeteries are now known and show many features in common with Neolithic cultures elsewhere in Europe. The Ukrainian Neolithic can be divided into two distinct zones: the food producers (both agriculturalists and animal husbandmen) occupied the forest-steppe on the right of the Dnieper and in the western regions of the Ukraine; the hunter-gatherer-fishers occupied areas to the north and east. The early Neolithic lasted from the end of the eighth to the beginning of the sixth millennium B.P., and the food-producing economies seem to have spread from the south and west. The middle Neolithic lasted until the first quarter of the fifth millennium B.P. and overlapped in time with some of the Aeneolithic cultures. The Neo-Aeneolithic period includes only the last three-quarters of the fifth millennium B.P.

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Ukraine Neolithic food-production chronology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. J. Telegin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of ArchaeologyAcademy of Sciences of the Ukrainian S.S.R.KievUSSR

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