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The Chernoles culture is an iron age archaeological unit dating ca. 750–200 BC. It was located in the forest-steppe between the Dniester and Dnieper Rivers, in what is now northern Ukraine. Iron Age Axe found on Gotland This article is about the archaeological period known as the Iron Age, for the mythological Iron Age see Iron Age (mythology). ... Length 1350 km Elevation of the source -  m Average discharge -  m³/s Area watershed 62,000  km² Origin  Ukraine Mouth  Black Sea Basin countries Ukraine, Moldova The river Dniester (Polish: Dniestr, Ukrainian: Дністер, Romanian: Nistru, Russian: Днестр, Latin: Tyras) is a river in Eastern Europe. ... Length 2,290 km Elevation of the source - m Average discharge 1670 m³/s Area watershed 516,300 km² Origin Russia Mouth Black Sea Basin countries Russia, Belarus, Ukraine The Dnieper River (Russian: Днепр/Dnepr; Belarusian: Дняпро/Dnyapro; Ukrainian: Дніпро/Dnipro) is a river (2,290 km length) which flows from Russia through...

It formed north of the Zarubintsy culture and east of the Przeworsk culture, apparently in the same place Herodotus (4:17) placed his "Scythian farmers". It is the site of very ancient Slavic hydronyms (river names). The Zarubintsy culture was one of the major archaeological cultures which flourished in the area north of the Black Sea along the upper Dnieper and Pripyat Rivers, stretching west towards the Vistula Basin from the 3rd or 2nd centuries BC until the 2nd century AD. It was identified ca 1899... The green area is the Przeworsk culture in the first half of the 3rd century. ... Ğ Ăǘē ĒØĂŷ ĞŐąËò Bust of Herodotus Herodotus of Halicarnassus (Greek: ΗΡΟΔΟΤΟΣ, Herodotos) was an ancient historian who lived in the 5th century BC (484 BC-ca. ... Scythia was an area in Eurasia inhabited in ancient times by an Indo-Aryans known as the Scythians. ... Slav, Slavic or Slavonic can refer to: Slavic peoples Slavic languages Slavic mythology Church Slavonic language Old Church Slavonic language Slavonian can also refer to Slavonia, a region in eastern Croatia. ...

The most interesting thing about this culture is that it is a viable candidate for being the place the Proto-Slavic language coalesced. This article or section should include material from Common Slavonic Proto-Slavic is a reconstructed language which is a common ancestor of all Slavic languages. ...


  • James P. Mallory, "Chernoles Culture", Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture, Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997.
  • Boris Rybakov on Chernoles Culture (in Russian)
  • Boris Grekov on Chernoles Culture (in Russian)

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Kiev culture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (297 words)
It is contemporaneous to (and located mostly just to the north of) the Chernyakhov culture, which corresponds to the multi-ethnic Gothic kingdom, Oium, that was established in south-western Ukraine in the second century and ended by the invasion of the Huns in late fourth century.
There is very little evidence of the division of labor, although in one case a village belonging to the Kiev culture was preparing thin strips of antlers to be further reworked into the well-known Gothic antler combs, in a nearby Chernyakhov culture village.
The Kiev culture ends its existence with the invasion of the Huns, and after a turbulent period in European history, its descendants—the Slavic Prague-Korchak, Penkovo and Kolochino cultures—are re-established in the sixth century in Eastern Europe.
Chernyakhov culture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (374 words)
The Chernyakhov culture (also known as Cherniakhiv culture) (second century to fifth century) was a material culture, the distribution of which corresponded roughly to Ukraine and parts of Belarus.
The archaeological record shows that the population of the Wielbark culture had settled in the area and mixed with the previous populations of the Zarubintsy culture.
This cultural movement is widely accepted as the migration of the Goths from Gothiscandza to Oium, of which the Goth scholar Jordanes wrote in the sixth century.
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