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Title: Early Greek Pottery from Bilsk (Belsk) City-Site
Author(s): ZADNIKOV, Stanislav
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 20    Date: 2021   
Pages: 219-238
DOI: 10.2143/AWE.20.0.3289535

Abstract :
One of the key problems in the study of the contacts of Greek colonists with the local population of the northern Black Sea region is the emergence and development of Greek ceramic imports in the forest-steppe at the beginning of the Early Iron Age. For its solution, new data obtained during the excavation of burials and settlements in forest-steppe Scythia, among which the Bilsk (otherwise Belsk) settlement stands out, are of great importance. Many years of excavation of its Western Fortification have yielded an impressive collection of early Greek pottery. A clear linkage of finds to stratigraphic horizons and archaeological objects of the second half of the 7th–first quarter of the 6th century BC significantly complements the general picture of trade relations between the forest-steppe tribes and the Greek centres of the northern Black Sea region during this period.

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