Seven Brothers Monument
Black Sea region
accelerator mass spectra
Commonwealth of Independent States
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CitationZaitseva, G. I., Possnert, G., Alekseev, A. Y., Dergachev, V. A., & Sementsov, A. A. (1998). The first 14C dating of monuments in European Scythia. Radiocarbon, 40(2), 767-774.
DescriptionFrom the 16th International Radiocarbon Conference held in Gronigen, Netherlands, June 16-20, 1997.
AbstractThe first radiocarbon dates for the famous monuments of European Scythia were produced for the Kelermes, Seven Brothers, Solocha and Chertomlyk barrows (burial mounds) by both accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) and conventional methods. The obtained 14C dates confirmed the traditional archaeological chronology, which was based on the analysis of written data and typological comparisons of Scythian artifacts with similar objects found in the Ancient East and Greece. The 14C dates for the European Scythian monuments are compared with the Asian ones. The 14C chronology of the European Scythian monuments shows chronological synchronisms between the Asiatic and European monuments. The calibrated ages for the investigated barrows generally agree with the archaeological data.