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A Comparative Study of Painted Pottery Culture of China and Ukraine from the Perspective of Art Archaeology


The purpose of the study is to compare the structural and semantic elements of the two ancient cultures of painted pottery—Yangshao and Trypillia. A comparative and analytical method was used. The study has established the similarity of these two cultures. The number of similarities between the two cultures cannot be explained exclusively by the similarity of the worldviews of ancient grain growers, but also by the cultural exchange between geographically distant territories. These data can serve as a basis for further comparisons of different cultures and help a wide range of experts: historians, archaeologists, geographers, and culturologists.


L'objet de cette recherche est une comparaison des éléments structurels et sémantiques de deux cultures anciennes de poterie peinte - Yangshao et Trypillia. Une méthode comparative et analytique a été utilisée. La recherche a mis en lumière la similarité de ces deux cultures. Le nombre des similarités entre les deux cultures ne saurait être expliqué exclusivement par les visions du monde identiques des anciens cultivateurs de céréales, mais également par l'échange culturel entre des territoires géographiques éloignés. Ces données peuvent servir de base à l'appui de comparaisons futures de différentes cultures et aider une grande multiplicité d'experts : historiens, archéologues, géographes et culturologues.


El propósito del estudio es comparar los elementos estructurales y semánticos de las dos culturas antiguas de cerámica pintada: la de Yangshao y la de Trypillia. Se utilizó un método comparativo y analítico. El estudio ha establecido la similitud de estas dos culturas. La cantidad de similitudes entre las dos culturas no puede explicarse exclusivamente por la similitud de las cosmovisiones de los antiguos cultivadores de granos, sino también por el intercambio cultural entre territorios geográficamente distantes. Estos datos pueden servir como base para futuras comparaciones de diferentes culturas y ayudar a una amplia gama de expertos: historiadores, arqueólogos, geógrafos y culturólogos.

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Wang, M. A Comparative Study of Painted Pottery Culture of China and Ukraine from the Perspective of Art Archaeology. Arch 18, 468–489 (2022).

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  • Cultural exchange
  • Ornament
  • The cult of the Mother
  • The Neolithic period