THE WOODEN CONSTRUCTION OF THE OKHTA 1 SITE IN ST PETERSBURG

TATJANA M. GUSENTSOVA, PETR E. SOROKIN

Abstract


The Okhta 1 Neolithic-Early Metal site is the first archaeological object in the St Petersburg region with a well-preserved wooden construction. The site was occupied by ancient people several times during the Neolithic Age, in the Early Metal Age periods, from 7,000 to 3,000 years ago. The remains of wooden structures (stakes, treated wooden slats and rails, and piles) were found. Features of the micro-relief of the site, its stratigraphy and archaeological observations have allowed us to locate an earlier coastal fishing zone located on the shore of the gulf, and a second fishing and living area connected to river channels. The archaeological collection includes archaeological finds: pottery, stone tools, products of organic matter and wood, and amber ornaments.

Key words: Neolithic sites, Early Metal Age, wooden construction, pottery, stone tools, coastal fishing zone, living area.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15181/ab.v24i0.1563


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