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Jean M
07-03-2016, 04:00 PM
I don't know if anyone has seen this? https://www.e-anthropology.com/English/Catalog/Archaeology/KozlovVI.aspx

Vladimir Kozlov, Population of the Danube-Dniester Steppes in Late 8th Early 11th Centuries: Balkan-Danube Culture (2015)

The book is an overview of the Balkan-Danube archaeological culture in the Danube-Dniester steppes, whose bearers are directly connected with the history of the early Medieval Bulgarian state. A special feature of the two arrays of settlements grouped in the Lower Dniester area and close to the Danube delta is their mixed nature combining in itself typical elements of the pre-Bulgarians, Southern and Eastern Slavs. This feature is reflected in construction and design of their dwellings, household items and assortment of clay pottery, whose development followed the way of integration, which is typical for a settled farming economy on the main territories of Bulgaria.

The author suggests a model of ethno-cultural development of the Balkan-Danube Culture. During the first period (late 8th mid 9th cc.), population from the north-eastern districts of Bulgaria and Dobrogea went to explore the lands in the Lower Danube area, and later went colonizing the Dniester area. The second period (second half of 9th first half of 10th cc.) was marked by the dawn of the Balkan-Danube Culture, with emergence of a well developed system of settlements. The newcomers from the Danube area interacted in the Dniester area with the Eastern Slavs, representatives of the Luka-Raykovetskaia Culture. During the third period (mid 10th early 11th cc.), the region was involved in unification of material culture and formation of a single Slavic-Bulgarian ethnicity.

Although this publication of a corpus of archaeological materials and historical reconstructions is meant for specialists, it has big educational value for wider groups of readers.