VITA ANTIQUA ISSN: 2522-9419 (Online), ISSN: 2519-4542 (Print)
VITA ANTIQUA 9, 2017, HUMAN & LANDSCAPE: Prehistoric Archaeology of Eastern Europe, 194-205
Spatial Organization of the Stone Implements from Trypillian Settlement Ozheve-Ostriv
¹ Department of Archaeology and Museology, Historical Faculty, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv
Investigation of Trypilia culture lasts for over 100 years. Many Trypillia settlements have been opening during this time. However, settlements-giants (Trypillia B II – C I) are the most studied by area and the number of objects. For results of detailed investigations it is determined the planning of settlements, оrientation structures, interiors of buildings etc. For spatial organization of ceramic materials in buildings Tomaszewkа local group, V.O. Shumova determined that some categories of dishes were stationary and they in certain degree could be attributed to the elements of interiors. Researchers often refer to spatial organization method. Nevertheless, spatial organization of stone materials concerning the “platforms” is rare (exception: E.V. Pichkur and P.S. Shydlovskyi by materials Pekari II). This is primarily due to the fact that flint materials on the settlements-giants are rather the exception than the typical categories of implements. However, this thesis does not apply to the early period of the existence of the culture. Spatial organization experience of stone materials was obtained during the research of the settlement Druce (Trypillia B I). During the excavations all stone tools were fixed in details with leveling. In this way A.V. Engovatova has determined in which part of the building there were production and household operations. Also according to the direction and location of arrowheads, the authors of investigations have shown that the settlement was attacked. The Ozheve-Ostriv settlement dates back to the late phase В І. At this time increased a number of the fortified settlements and weapons on many sites. The author aims to determine how the stone products were correlated in space. And also whether identical the use of internal space buildings on the settlement. The results are compared with the above noted settlement Druce.
Key words: Trypillian culture, settlement of Ozheve-Ostriv, spatial analysis, Chalcolithic, Eastern Europe