Liubotyn fortified settlement. An important archeological site located approximately 25 km west of Kharkiv. Utilized extensively from the 7th to the 4th century BC, the site is noted for its defensive walls of earth and wood. Artifacts uncovered in the course of excavation in the early 1960s indicate that Liubotyn was a highly developed bronze and iron manufacturing center.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 3 (1993).]

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