Vladimir Koloda, Roman Croitor. Animal breeding of the Saltov Culture bearers from the forest-steppe part of the Seversky Donets Basin (Ukraine). Part 1

The paper presents a description and analysis of the archaeozoological material from medieval monuments of Saltov Culture (Kharkiv region, Ukraine) in a wide geographical, climatic, cultural, historical, and archaeological context. The proposed statistical, biometric, and demographic analysis of the archaeozoological material reveals a settled character of Saltovian economy and animal husbandry from the forest-steppe zone. …

Valentin Dergachev. A metod of adjustment of “minimum number of individuals”

The paper considers various contradiction issues concerning the main archaeozoological parameters: “number of bones” and “number of individuals”. A method of “minimum number of individuals” based on model of archaeologization process of faunal remains is proposed. The new method permits the calculation of deviation coefficient that represents a difference between the “minimum number of individuals” …

Tamara Nesterova. On the dating of Stone Fortress in Soroca

Fortress Soroca has not an exact date of construction, but the historical and archeological sources indicate the rulers period beginning with Stephen the Great and ending with Petru Rares, opinion that left its mark on the fortress architecture appreciation. A careful examination of the architectural details of the Soroca Fortress, combined with the morphological study …

Svetlana Reabţeva, Lilia Dergaciova. Discussion to the functionality of medieval plates and clasps from the territory of Prut-Dniester region and their possible association with the clothes of caftan type

This article deals with some medieval plates and clasps made from non-ferrous metals and attested in the Prut-Dniester region. On the basis of a big number of analogies, we came to the conclusion that such plates can be considered a double clasp sets for clothes. Most likely, they were created to the clothes of caftan …