Boh-Dniester culture

Boh-Dniester culture. A Neolithic culture that was widespread in Right-Bank Ukraine and Moldavia from the late 7th millennium to the 4th millennium BC. Its members practised farming, animal husbandry, fishing, and hunting. The culture was first discovered in 1949 by the Kyiv archeologist V. Danylenko. Over 60 small settlements have been located in Ukraine. The remains of ground and semipit dwellings, farming implements such as hoes made of bone and stone and wooden sickles, and pottery have been unearthed. The Boh-Dniester culture was a forerunner of the Trypilian culture.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]




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