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East-European Archaeological Journal, July-August 2000

Byzantine amphorae
archaeological discoveries of Eastern Europe

Underwater archaeology

researches of the Black Sea coastline

Byzantine glazes of XIII-XV centuries

Magnetic properties of archaeological objects.

Sigillography and historical-cultural interpretations

Nomadic antiquities of Eurasian steppe

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Analysis the documents about sea trade at the Black sea at 12-14 centuries, dating and load composition of the ship allows to make a hypothesis, that it was found out a Piza ship burnt in sea battle against a Genoa ship on August 14, 1277 by Soldaya.

S. Zelenk

Early Khazars in Northern Black Sea Area

. Komar
The set of mentioned facts gives us an opportunity to take under consideration a question about a role of the Khazar Kaganat in Northern Black Sea Area history of the last quarter of the 7th - the first half of the 8th centuries, and, particulary, a problem of it's center location just in this territory.


Antique surgery: medical tools from Olbia

. Khomchik
This article purpose is a publication of surgical tools from one of the antique centres of the Northern Black Sea Area - Olbia town, which are kept in the National museum of the history of Ukraine. This collection contains more than 50 exhibits of such type.

The problem of old-russian ethnic generality

L. Ivanchenko, . Mozia
The upholding of thesis about strong and all-round horizontal and vertical communications in public relations during the I-III, does not allow substantiatly to specify the reasons of so fast division of east slavs on three branches and of new nations formations. 


Magnetic properties of archaeological objects

V. Dudkin, I. oshelev
For last decades, magnitometric researches have come strongly as in an arsenal of means so of methods of archaeological monuments searches and investigation. These data are extremely necessary at archaeological results interpretation, decision of tasks of modeling and forecast of archaeological objects.

Prince' molybdobulos of the XII c. the south of Kiev region

Victoria Bulgakov
Affinity of a seal to Prince David Rostislavych sphragistics becames a feature determining in an establishment of probable chronological period of molibdovul's usage also as for inidentifying of possible owner. The imprint on Snetynka's molybdobulos reverse is an accordiance with Christian name of Prince. This fact, as an already mentioned similarity of design (which implies it's belonging to the House of Prince) makes possible to reduce search area only to number of his sons. Probably, it might be an owners patronymic. Another argument of such thesis is a belonging of the majority of combinatory varied seales of Borysoglebsk type to owners from princes of Smolensk branch of The Monomakh's, whose representative was David Rostislavych (during the times of Ancient Rus state, Smolensk was one of the main center of St. Borys and Gleb cult) [Yanin, 1970, p. 92].


Catacomb burials near Verkhny Saltov village

V. olod
Archaeological complex, which located on a right bank of the Severny Donetz River near Verkhny Saltov v. in Kharkov Region is one of the brightest phenomena among monuments of early medieval culture of East Europe. Finded in 1900 by local teacher V.. Babenko, now this complex consists of site of ancient settlment with the rests of a stone fortress, extensive suburb-settlement and four catacomb burials.


To 100th anniversary of Saltov-Mayaki culture discovering:

V. olod
New researches of Volchansk settlment

. Komar, . Sukhobokov
Arms and soldiering of Khazar Kaganat

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"Polyane" of chronicles: the myth or a reality?
V. Petrashenk
Summing up reseachers on problem of polyanian location according to archaelogical data, might be fixed the belonging to them of Sahnov-Volyntzev monuments from Mid Dnepper territories, which genetic connection with Praha culture is quite taken for granted. But, in accordance with those monuments, boarders of polyanian territory may be pointed out only in general, because of wide forthcoming investigation of them.

  Early stages of annalistic "severyane" culture
. Sukhobokov
V.A. Petrashenko's affort to determind an archaelogical baze of polyanian monuments is quite understandable and worth an attention <...>. But, excessive been carried away by speculative constractions <...> suggestes the idea about certain polyanian "shovinism", which was founded from Nestorus-chronicler ("polyane are clever enough"), another one's are "living by bestial mode of life" and about attaching to polyane, in any case, of civilizing mission...

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