Chronology of prehistoric cultural complexes of Sakhalin Island (Russian Far East)

Yaroslav V. Kuzmin, Alexander A. Vasilevski, Sergei V. Gorbunov, G. S. Burr, A. J.Timothy Jull, Lyobov A. Orlova, Olga A. Shubina

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A chronological framework for the prehistoric cultural complexes of Sakhalin Island is presented based on 160 radiocarbon dates from 74 sites. The earliest 14C-dated site, Ogonki 5, corresponds to the Upper Paleolithic, about 19,500-17,800 BP. According to the 14C data, since about 8800 BP, there is a continuous sequence of Neolithic, Early Iron Age, and Medieval complexes. The Neolithic existed during approximately 8800-2800 BP. Transitional Neolithic-Early Iron Age complexes are dated to about 2800-2300 BP. The Early Iron Age may be dated to about 2500-1300 BP. The Middle Ages period is dated to approximately 1300-300 BP (VII-XVII centuries AD).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-362
Number of pages10
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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