Victoria Surdu. Iamnaia culture in the Carpathian-Dniester space: problems and prospects

The theme topic of the article is Iamnaia culture in Carpathian-Dniester. The order is to delineate specific artifacts, chrono­logical limits, spread area and specifying its origin. After a brief history of research conducted in this area, it was outlined basic traits of culture. Regularity combining elements funeral ritual (rectangular or oval pit, position décubitus dorsal, most often mul­tiple variants of legs bent knees, then fell into one side or another, crouched position of the deceased, inventory deposited in the graves, ocher painting) ensure uniformity of Iamnaia culture. The territory in question, especially zone of the Dniester and Prut rivers, it is principally for this culture, and the proof is the impressive number of tombs.

Keyword: Iamnaia culture, cultural complex, funerary rite and ritual, funeral inventory, ochre.

Revista Arheologică, seria nouă, vol. XI, nr. 1-2, 2015, p. 21-26