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Chronological Problems with Neolithization of the Northern Caspian Sea Area and the Forest-Steppe Povolzhye Region

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 July 2016

A Vybornov*
Samara State Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities, Samara, Russia
G Zaitseva
The Institute for History of Material Culture, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, Russia
N Kovaliukh
Herzen State Pedagogical University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
M Kulkova
The Institute of the Geochemistry of Environment, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
G Possnert
University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
V Skripkin
The Institute of the Geochemistry of Environment, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
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Steppe and forest-steppe areas of the Povolzhye area (Caucasus and central Asia) bear much interest for the Neolithic in connection with the productive economy of the region at the time. Recent data have allowed correction of the region's chronology. A number of 14C dates denote the existence of the Neolithic in this territory as early as the 5th to 6th millennium BP. However, some questions are still under debate and require further data to clarify.

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