Zalizniak, L. L. (Leonid L´vovich). Mesolithic forest hunters in Ukrainian Polessye

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Title: Mesolithic forest hunters in Ukrainian Polessye

Published By: Tempus Reparatum. 1997. iii, 140 p. ill., maps

By line: Leonid Zaliznyak ; [translated from Russian by V.A. Tikhomirov]

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2016. Computer File

Culture: Eastern European Mesolithic (RA55)

Subjects: Identification (101); Location (131); Cultural participation (184); Comparative evidence (171); Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Lithic industries (324); Weapons (411); General tools (412); Bone, horn, and shell technology (321); Woodworking (322); Social relationships and groups (571); Internal migration (166); Locomotion (481);

Abstract: Zaliznyak describes a number of Mesolithic cultures in the Polessye region (largely the Ukraine and adjacent areas of Russia and Poland) as defined by typological-statistical differences between various sites’ microlithic collections. Ethnographic analogy is employed to understand the main aspects of Mesolithic society, based on common indicators of cultural economy. Maps, drawings, and other details are provided for sites and artifacts, along with reconstructions of climate and environmental changes, migrations, and group dynamics. This is a rather uneven translation of the original, with some misspellings and confusing word choices (e.g. "monument" where "site" might better convey the intent).

Document Number: 5

Document ID: ra55-005

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-137)

Field Date: 1982-1997

Evaluation: Archaeologist-4,5

Analyst: Sarah Berry; 2014

Coverage Date: 10,300-6500 BP

Coverage Place: Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, European Russia, and Ukraine

LCSH: Mesolithic period--Ukraine//Mesolithic period--Pripet Marshes (Belarus and Ukraine)//Hunting, Prehistoric--Ukraine//Hunting, Prehistoric--Pripet Marshes (Belarus and Ukraine)//Excavations (Archaeology)--Ukraine// Excavations (Archaeology)--Pripet Marshes (Belarus and Ukraine)//Ukraine--Antiquities//Pripet Marshes (Belarus and Ukraine)--Antiquities


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