1630 BC: On Thera, a brilliant civilization mirroring Minoan Crete flourishes.This year saw the latest of several major eruptions from the volcano.Greenland's ice cores indicate a large eruption dating to 1644 BC, give or take 20 years, and scientists think that eruption might be Santorini's volcano.Also, tree ring data in America show that a major event interfered with tree growth there sometime between 16 BC. Sites with long stratigraphic sequences of occupational deposits are important for the periodization of the Early Bronze Age (late 4th – 3d millennia BC) in the Balkans.
Wczesnobizantyjskie elementy i detale architektoniczne Chersonezu Taurydzkiego (Architektura wczesnobizantyjskich budowli sakralnych Chersonezu Taurydzkiego). The resulting picture allowed identifying the ornaments that can serve as chronological markers of the Early Bronze Age. The authors analyze the cultural traditions in the choice and treatment of clay, making of the clay mass, use of molds and potter’s wheels. On the cultural identity of certain Late Bronze Age sites near the town of Orsk Khavansky A. Key words: The article covers certain archaeological assemblages dating from the beginning of the Late Bronze Age: the burial near the town of Orsk and the Ishkinovka 1 cemetery. Key words: Radiocarbon dates substantiate the chronology of type sites and archaeological assemblages, help ascertain the artifact- and pottery-based dating for settlements, and allow making certain general observations on the dynamics of settling the Suzdal Opolye in the Early Iron Age and the Middle Ages.
The author identifies the types of damage to the coins and the possible purpose of such damage.
Analysis of whole and fragmented coins with various types of damage (apertures, loops, graffiti, etc) allows assuming that some of that damage testifies to the movement of the dirhams along the trading routes inside Eastern Europe, and that the movement was not transit.
Early medieval horses from the second half of the 9th – beginning of the 10th cc. All of the above indicates the possible military, or druzhina, nature of the site.
Fragmentation of Kufic coins (based on materials from the Middle and Lower Oka regions) Gomzin A. Key words: The article analyzes the fragmented Kufic coins from 9th – early 11th-century hoards and single finds in the Middle and Lower Oka regions.