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VITA ANTIQUA, 12 (2020)                                                      ISSN 2522-9419 (online), ISSN 2519-4542 (print)
Center for Paleoethnological Research

VITA ANTIQUA 12, 2020, Climate Impact on East European Neolithic Societies.
Materials of the session ‘The Climate Impact on European Neolithic Societies During the 8.2-ky BP Events Near River Basins and Lakes’. #Networking, 26th Virtual Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (August 24-30, 2020)
Catastrophic changes in vegetation ca. 8.2 ka & Lake Settlements in the Volga-Oka region (based on the site Zamostje 2), 73-89.

Lozovskaya Olga¹, Ershova Ekaterina²-
¹Institute for the History of Material Culture of Russian Academy of Sciences
¹ORCID: 0000-0001-5536-0773
²-Lomonosov Moscow State University, Institute of International Relations, Kazan Federal University
²-ORCID: 0000-0002-5421-9572

DOI:10.37098/VA-2020-12-73-89
http://vitaantiqua.org.ua/en/archives/11170

Abstract:
The most important changes in the economy and material culture in foraging societies of the Eastern Europe forest zone on the eve of the spread of ceramic production coincided with the 8.2 ka Cold Event and its consequences. We consider these changes in the local example of the site Zamostje 2 located in Volga-Oka region, using results of long-time multidisciplinary research. Findings of our archaeological and paleoecological studies and comparison with regional data draw a picture of local changes in the context of ecological instability and discontinuity of material culture traditions in the second half of the 7th – beginning of the 6th mil. Cal BC.

Keywords: 8.2 ka Cold Event, paleoenvironmental changes, Upper Volga region, Late Mesolithic, last hunter-gatherer societies, lake settlement Zamostje 2.

Language: English

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Lozovskaya, O., Ershova, E. 2020. Catastrophic changes in vegetation ca. 8.2 ka & Lake Settlements in the Volga-Oka region (based on the site Zamostje 2. VITA ANTIQUA 12. Climate Impact on East European Neolithic Societies, p. 73-89.

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