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Title: The Chronology of Cultural Transformations in the Basins of Upper Dnieper and Western Dvina in the 1st-5th Centuries AD
Author(s): FURASIEV, A.
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 4    Issue: 2   Date: 2005   
Pages: 388-407
DOI: 10.2143/AWE.4.2.3291769

Abstract :
The present article discusses the relative and absolute chronologies of the archaeological sites of the 1st5-th centuries AD in the Western Dvina and Upper Dnieper river basins. Based on the typology of the finds and on the series of 14C dates, the author singles out three periods in the development of the cultures of the region in question. Their approximate chronological frames are AD 50-250, 250-380 and 380-460. Each period is represented by sites of one or two archaeological cultures (i.e. types of site). One of them, the aboriginal Dnieper-Dvina culture, was in existence during the first and second periods. The second type of site in all three periods was a result of migrations by the population of Belorussian Podnieprove and Podesene. These (after AD 50 the Middle Tushemla culture, after AD 250 the Early Zaozere culture, after AD 380 the Late Zaozere culture) were caused by periods of instability on the northern Black Sea coast and on the Middle Dnieper following the invasions of the Sarmatians, the Goths and the Huns.

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