The absolute chrono; ogy of Cucuteni-Trypillia: isotopic dates vs archaeology

Videiko, Mykhailo (2023) The absolute chrono; ogy of Cucuteni-Trypillia: isotopic dates vs archaeology In: Conferința științifică „Istorie - Arheologie - Muzeologie”, 26-28 octombrie 2023, Chişinău.

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For a long time, the Cucuteni-Trypillia cultural complex was dated using traditional methods. 60 years ago, the era of isotopic dating started, which went through several stages of development: obtaining the first definitions, calibration, and finally mass dating. For the first two, the number of dates was insignificant by modern standards (about 90 at the end of the 80th, up to 200 at the end of the century). Archaeologists worked with them, carefully compared isotopic dates with the finds and stratigraphy. At the stage of mass dating, a wide range of people are involved in the process, who prefer statistical processing and other methods of working with isotopic dates to comparison with archaeological realities. At the same time, information about the context of the finds, the material of the samples, the reasons for the variety of dates (except for the reservoir effect) are not taken into account. The number of dates from one site is sometimes 30-90 or more, which can come from more than 10 objects (Verteba, Nebelivka, Maidanetske). As a result, exotic hypotheses arise about the continuous existence of settlements for 400-600 years or the synchronicity of the monuments of different phases of Cucuteni-Trypillia. Both the first and the second contradict the archaeological realities, which, are not taken into account, while the results obtained in the laboratories are not subject to doubt.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords: absolute chrono; ogy; Cucuteni-Trypillia; isotopic dates; archaeology
Subjects: Наукові конференції > Міжнародні
Divisions: Факультет суспільно-гуманітарних наук > Кафедра історії України
Depositing User: д.і.н. Михайло Юрієвич Відейко
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2023 08:18
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2023 08:18

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