Kolomyishchyna archeological sites

Image - Kolomyishchyna II archeological site: a reconstructed house.

Kolomyishchyna archeological sites [Стоянки Коломийщина; Stoianky Kolomyjščyna]. See Map. Archeological sites discovered at the Kolomyishchyna landmark near Khalepia, Obukhiv raion, Kyiv oblast. Excavations in 1934–9 (by Tatiana Passek, Sylvester Magura, and others) revealed two settlements: one, designated Kolomyishchyna I, from the late stage of the Neolithic Trypillia culture, and the second, Kolomyishchyna II, from the middle stage of the Trypillia culture. The first consisted of 39 ground dwellings arranged in two concentric circles around communal buildings at the center. Each dwelling contained several rooms and stoves. The second consisted of similar dwellings arranged in a circle.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 2 (1988).]

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