Aeneolithic


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Aeneolithic

 

(also Chalcolithic), the transitional period from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age. The oldest copper articles and pieces of ore have been found in the early farming settlements of Southwest Asia (eighth to fifth millennia B.C). Copper and bronze implements began supplanting stone implements in the fourth millennium B.C. (seeCOPPER AGE).

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The results (Table 1) place the objects in the Aeneolithic period (otherwise 'Eneolithic', 'Copper Age', or 'Chalcolithic' [Darvill 2003: 78; Bahn 2004: 147]) and the Bronze Age.
Object 5, belonging to the Aeneolithic component at the Shuvakish I site, returned an age of c.
Remains of a trackway-like structure found in another part of the bog (Serikov 1984) were dated to an earlier time--the Aeneolithic period--with associated [sup.
2007; Chairkina & Kosinskaia 2009), if we take into account results of this study where the Aeneolithic complexes are not younger than c.
It should be pointed out that the Aeneolithic assemblages described here generally correspond to the Early Bronze Age in the Chernykh (2009) scheme for Eurasian steppes.
As for the broader cultural-chronological picture of Eurasian steppes, the Aeneolithic complexes in the Trans-Urals roughly correspond to the late Tripolye culture, and the Sredni Stog, Maikop and Afanasievo cultures.
Based on our data, the appearance of the Aeneolithic complexes in the Trans-Urals can now be stretched to the early fourth millennium BC, and the Early Bronze Age to the mid third millennium BC.