New Data on the Dating of the Trypillia Settlement ‘Berezivska HES’

  • Mariia Lobanova Odesa Archaeological Museum of the NAS of Ukraine (Odesa, Ukraine); Odesa I.I. Mechnikov National University (Odesa, Ukraine)
Keywords: Cucuteni A-Trypillia B1, Southern Buh Valley, Radiocarbon dating, museum collections, archival documents


The purpose of the paper. The article deals with the chronology of the Cucuteni A-Trypillia B1 settlement ‘Berezivska HES’.

Scientific novelty. The article presents the ceramic collection from the object ‘pithouse No. 6’ of the ‘Berezivska HES’ site and the new AMS dates of the settlement.

Conclusions. The ‘Berezivska HES’ settlement has been studied since the 1950s. Archaeological excavations continued during 1963-1965 and 1989-1999. A number of features were discovered, including platforms and deepened structures. Despite a long history of field research, most of the settlement study’s results are unpublished. In addition, the issue of the settlement’s chronology remains relevant.

The article investigates the buried object ‘pithouse No. 6’ The remains of fire pits were found in it starting from a depth of 140 cm. Also, clusters of shells and finds of various categories were recorded: ceramic artifacts, anthropomorphic figures, lithic tools, stone and bone tools, etc.

The ceramic complex corresponds to this region’s Cucutenia A-Trypillia B1 stage and is typical of Sabatynivka-type settlements. According to AMS dating, the object ‘pithouse No. 6’ dates back to the period 4361-4054 cal BCE, which corresponds to the dates of other objects of the ‘Berezivska HES’ site and is synchronous with settlements of the Sabatynivka type in the Southern Buh river valley.

Funding. The processing of archaeological collections and archival materials for writing the article took place within the framework of the project Berezivska HES site: processing, digitalizing, and publication of the archival documents and ceramic collection, which was supported by the scholarship of the German Archaeological Institute Documenting, Recording and Saving Ukrainian Archaeological Heritage. The new AMS-dates were obtained within the framework of the project CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/18_053/001695 (Postdoc2MUNI).


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How to Cite
Lobanova, M. (2024). New Data on the Dating of the Trypillia Settlement ‘Berezivska HES’. Eminak: Scientific Quarterly Journal, (1(45), 46-60.
Ancient History