Middle Dnieper Culture


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Middle Dnieper Culture

 

an archaeological culture of Bronze Age tribes widespread in the Middle and Upper Dnieper regions from the second half of the third millennium B.C. to the first half of the second millennium B.C. The culture was isolated by V. A. Gorodtsov in 1927. It is represented by the remains of surface-level wooden dwellings constructed with vertical poles and having inside hearths. Burials in barrow and flat-grave burial grounds, containing inhumations and cremations, have been studied. The tribes of the Middle Dnieper culture made flint, stone, and bronze tools and weapons, ornaments from metal of Caucasian and Ciscarpathian origin, and different kinds of earthenware. They traded with tribes from Volynia and the Baltic and Black Sea regions. Their social structure was based on patriarchal clans, and property inequality was evident.

REFERENCE

Artemenko, I. I. Plemena Verkhnego i Srednego Podneprov’ia vepokhu bronzy. Moscow, 1967. (Materialy i issledovaniia po ar-kheologii SSSR, no. 148.)
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