VITA ANTIQUA ISSN: 2522-9419 (Online), ISSN: 2519-4542 (Print)
VITA ANTIQUA 9, 2017, HUMAN & LANDSCAPE: Prehistoric Archaeology of Eastern Europe, 206-221
Indicators of «Imports» in Trypillian Culture (on materials of «hoards» of flint blades)
¹ Department “Archaeological Museum”, Institute of Archaeology NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv
The article considers the unique for Trypillian culture category of finds – complexes of flint artifacts, mostly blades, interpreted in literature as “hoards”. History of investigation, archaeological context and technical-typological characteristics of artifacts are discussed. In addition, a few variants of interpretation is proposed through the point of view of important role they played in Trypillian society.
Key words: Trypillian culture, flint blades, lithic technology, Chalcolithic, Eastern Europe