Boh-Dnister culture

Boh-Dnister culture [Буго-дністровська культура; Buho-dnistrovska kultura]. A Neolithic culture that was widespread in Right-Bank Ukraine and Moldavia (mainly in the areas along the Boh River and Dnister River) 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 Valentyn 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-Dnister culture was a forerunner of the Trypilian culture.

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

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