Introduction (Francesco Menotti) 1. Tripolian Culture in Ukraine (Alexey G. Korvin-Piotrovskiy) 2. Absolute Chronology of Ukrainian Tripolian Settlements (Yuri Rassamakin) 3. Giant-settlements of Tripolye culture (Vladimir Kruts) 4. Relative chronology of the giant-settlement period BII-CI (Sergei N. Ryzhov) 5. Settlement system of west Tripolye culture in the Southern Bug and Dnieper interfluve: formation problems (Alexander Diachenko) 6. Tripolian pottery of the giant-settlements: characteristics and typology (Sergei N. Ryzhov) 7. The flint tools of Andreevka, the Tripolian settlement on the Bolshaya Vys River (Evgeniy Pichkur) 8. Constructions of the Tomashovskaya local group (Dmitriy Chernovol) 9. Tripolian house construction: conceptions and experiments (Alexey G. Korvin-Piotrovskiy, Vladislav Chabanyuk and Liudmilla Shatilo) 10. The post-giant-settlement period: the last phase of the Tripolian Culture in Ukraine (Vladimir Kruts) Epilogue (Francesco Menotti)
Francesco Menotti is professor of archaeology at IPAS, Basel University. His main research interests are wetland archaeology, prehistoric lake-dwellings of the Circum-Alpine region, trade and exchange in prehistoric Europe, and the Tripolye culture in Ukraine, with special emphasis placed upon the so-called giant-settlements or mega-sites.
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