INTEGRATED BIOARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH DURING THE EXCAVATIONS IN KYIV-PECHERSK RESERVE IN 2016

Authors

  • Serhiy Taranenko National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve
  • Serhiy Horbanenko Institute of Archaeology National Academy of Aciences of Ukraine
  • Oleksandr Kovalchuk National Museum of Natural History of NAS of Ukraine
  • Leonid Horobets
  • Maryna Serheyeva Institute of Archaeology National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • Pavlo Puchkov

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15407/mics2017.02.023

Keywords:

Kiev-Pechersk lavra, flotation, screen-washing, archaeozoology, paleobotany

Abstract

The co-authors represent the results of complex bio-archaeological definitions from archaeological research in 2016 (excavation 1, construction 1) on the territory of the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Reserve in this paper.
After using the method of flotation, they obtained a small amount of palaeoethnobotanical material (leguminous plants, and millet), as well as anthracological remains (charcoal of pine and oak, indeterminate deciduous trees). After using the screen-washing of the soil, fish remains were obtained; these bones
belonged to Russian sturgeon, common bream, northern pike and common perch. The more prominent remains of mammals (cattle, sheep or goat, and pig) and birds (domestic goose and chicken) were obtained through the ‘classic’ way (i.e., during the excavations).
Thus, the obtained data characterized the diet of the holder of the construction 1. However, it is not possible to specify the proportion of specific products in this diet at this stage of our research. It can be only concluded that they were quite ordinary, so the acquisition of finished food should cause its appearance; such a result was probably not associated with the economic activity of cultivation of these products.

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Published

2017-10-23

How to Cite

Taranenko, S., Horbanenko, S., Kovalchuk, O., Horobets, L., Serheyeva, M., & Puchkov, P. (2017). INTEGRATED BIOARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH DURING THE EXCAVATIONS IN KYIV-PECHERSK RESERVE IN 2016. City History, Culture, Society, (2), 23–36. https://doi.org/10.15407/mics2017.02.023