Vysotske culture

Vysotske culture. A late Bronze Age to early Iron Age culture of the 10th to 6th centuries BC that existed in the area of Lviv oblast and Ternopil oblast. It was named in the 1930s after a site excavated near Brody. The people of this settlement lived in unfortified settlements located along rivers in semi-pit dwellings. Major economic activities included agriculture, animal husbandry, and metalworking. Full body burial with the deceased placed in a supine position was the culture's norm, although cremation was also common. Artifacts unearthed at excavations included tulip-shaped and biconical pottery, earthenware sculptures decorated with bird images, stone and metal implements and weapons, and bronze adornments.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]

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