MAIASK. 2018. No. 10
J.N. Matviyishyna (
PALEOPEDOLOGICAL STUDIES OF THE BRONZE AGE BARROWS NEAR BUKOVNA VILLAGE IN Subcarpathia
Burial-mound “Bukovna” is one of the basic
sights of Komaryvska culture of Tshynetsky
cultural circle. It is located on the high right bank of the
Mound No. 1 of Group No. 2 is the earliest among the studied mounds. This mound can be dated by ending of third and beginning of second millennium BCE for its ceramic complex and arrowhead. It is also synchronized with the block of Postcatacomb cultures. Mounds of Group No. 1 for ceramic complex and non-ferrous metal products can be attributed to the early stage of the Komarivska culture and dated within the second quarter of the second millennium BCE.
All the mounds are erected over a slight natural increase that visually increases their size. The main part of the mounds is composed of chunks of sod from the surface of the ancient soil. The top of this roll laying is blocked by rocked siltstone mass from subsoil. The soils, on which the mounds were built, are identified as hed soils that develop under meadow vegetation in warm-temperate climate with sufficient rainfall. In the Bronze Age, the natural areas in the Carpathian region were certainly shifted to the North, dominated by open spaces with lot beech and hornbeam forests.
Key words: Subcarpathia, Transnistria, Bronze Age, burial-mounds, Komarivska culture, Paleosol, Subboreal.
Received December 11, 2018
Accepted for publication December 28, 2018
About the authors:
Matviishina Zhanna Nikolaevna (
Lysenko Sergey Dmitrievich (
Parhomenko Aleksandr Grigorevich (