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On the border: pottery use in Bug-Dniester culture in the 7th-5th mill BC
Alexandre Lucquin  1, *@  , Blandine Courel, Dmytro Haskevych, Serhii Telizhenko, Valerii Manko, Ekaterina Dolbunova  2, 3, *@  , Carl Heron, Oliver Craig  4@  
1 : Department of Archaeology, University of York
University of York, BioArCh, Environment Building, Wentworth Way, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD -  Royaume-Uni
2 : Musée de l'Ermitage d'Etat
The State Hermitage museum The department of archaeology of Eastern Europe and Siberia 34 Dvortsovaya emb. 190000 Saint-Petersburg RUSSIA -  Russie
3 : The British Museum
4 : Department of Archaeology, University or York
University of York, BioArCh, Environment Building, Wentworth Way, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD -  Royaume-Uni
* : Corresponding author

The territory of modern Ukraine represents the western edge of ceramic using hunter-gatherers in Eastern Europe. The area to the West of the Dnieper River was influenced by the neighboring early agricultural communities of Southern and Central Europe. Their impact is more clearly recorded in Bug-Dniester culture, broadly dated from the end of the 7th millennium BC till the middle of the 5th millennium BC, although the chronology remains problematic. Here we present the first investigation of the use of pottery by this cultural complex using lipid biomarkers and compound-specific carbon isotope analysis from organic residues associated with pottery in comparison with the results from more eastern and northern territories.

A large variety of commodities were identified in the vessels with a frequent occurrence of ruminant products and some plants and aquatic input. Controversially, considering no domesticated animals were present in the faunal assemblage, putative dairy fats were identified in some vessels. Located on the border between the hunter-gatherer and farmer worlds, we will discuss the implications for these data in regards to broad spectrum economy and possible interaction with agricultural communities.


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