Maidanetske 2013 New excavations at a Trypillia mega-site

Videiko, Mykhailo and Mueller, Johannes and Hofmann, Robert and Kirleis, Wibke and Dreibrot, Stefan and Ohlrau, Rene and Brandstetter, Lennart and Dal Corso, Marta and Out, Welmoed and Rassmann, Knut and Buirdo, Nataliia (2017) Maidanetske 2013 New excavations at a Trypillia mega-site Колективна (двоосібна). Habelt, Bonn, Bonn.

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In 2013 the first excavation campaign took place in Maidanetske by a joint interdisciplinary Ukrainian/ German team. Many aspects of the environment, economy and household organisation of Maidanetske and Trypillia mega-sites (Russian “Tripolye”) in general can now be discussed based on a new range of data. There are new arguments for an anthropogenically-induced transformation of the original forest steppe into steppe vegetation during the existence of Maidanetske. Numerous radiometric dates and typochronological discussions demonstrate that it is most probable that the houses of the concentric rings existed contemporarily, resulting in population calculations of approximately 15,000 inhabitants. Important new information on subsistence economy was gathered, especially through the analyses of botanical macro-remains and phytoliths. The excavations also revealed the spatial organisation of one “normal” domestic house(hold) and its “house place”, while two pits also indicate feasting and ritual activities, probably not within a single household, but a different ‘political’ supra-household level. In chronological terms the burning of houses around 3700 BCE is one ‘story’; burnt remains in pits (dating to the 39th century BCE) is a different ‘story’, perhaps linked to the deliberate (also ritual) deposition of earlier house remains.

Item Type: Monograph (Колективна (двоосібна))
Uncontrolled Keywords: Maidanetske; Trypillia Culture; new excavations; mega-site
Subjects: Монографії > Видані за кордоном (окрім країн СНД)
Divisions: Факультет суспільно-гуманітарних наук > Кафедра археології та давньої історії
Depositing User: д.і.н. Михайло Юрієвич Відейко
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2018 12:23
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2018 12:23

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