Milograd Culture

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Milograd Culture


an archaeological culture that was widespread in the first millennium B.C. in what is now southern Byelorussia and northern Ukraine, from the upper Goryn’ River to the lower Desna River. In its later stages the culture existed only in the Byelorussian SSR.

Named after the site in the settlement of Milograd, Gomel’ Oblast, the Milograd culture is represented by fortified and unfortified settlements and by burial grounds with mound and flat-grave burials. It is characterized by vessels and metal ornaments of the La Tène type. The tribes of this culture, which were at the stage of the decline of the clan system, engaged in plow farming and in stock raising. They have been identified with the Neuroi mentioned by Herodotus.


Mel’nikovskaia, O. N. Plemena Iuzhnoi Belorussii v rannem zheleznom veke. Moscow, 1967.
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