By David Braund, S D Kryzhitskiy
The learn of Olbia has constantly been set aside throughout the remarkable result of its excavations and the beauty of person unearths there. This quantity specializes in the interplay of the town of Olbia and the inhabitants round it, embracing either the Scythian and the classical worlds. Chapters reflect on the development of archaeology at Olbia, Herodotus' account of Olbia and its environs, interplay among Greeks and non-Greeks, and Olbia's scenario less than the early Roman Empire.
Offering the chance to interact with essentially the most urgent present matters during this box, this quantity could be crucial examining for students and scholars engaged with the traditional background and archaeology of the Black Sea.
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Note their very acurate response to the supporters of the ‘native’ viewpoint in the interpretation of the Berezan material. ‘Handmade pottery is distributed very evenly over the site. That is, each square metre of the Berezan excavations gives the same density of handmade ware. ) a Thracian and someone from the wooded steppe). ’ So Otreshko and Gavrilyuk 1998, 18. 78 Boltrik 2000, 124. 79 Yu. A. Vinogradov 1999, 108; A. V. Bujsilch 2001, 626f. 80 Vinogradov et al. 1990, 84; Rusyayeva 1998, 169; A.
However, a gap of well over a century between pot production and graffito, though not inconceivable, was always a worry. I am advised by the excavation team that the sherd was found in an archaic level, rendering Dubois’ arguments impossible and raising larger doubts about the reliability of such arguments tout court: A. V. Buyskikh pers. comm. 30 Copyright © British Academy 2007 – all rights reserved 04 Braund 1525 1/10/07 10:57 Page 47 INTERACTIONS IN GREATER OLBIA Figure 8. 47 The so-called ‘priest’s letter’.
Copyright © British Academy 2007 – all rights reserved 04 Braund 1525 1/10/07 10:57 Page 42 42 David Braund to have been the deterrent. We happen to know that the Dniester marked a boundary (albeit a porous one) between what we term ‘Thracian culture’ to the west and ‘Scythian culture’ to the east. It seems that on the lower Dniester in the late archaic period the ‘Scythian culture’ on the east bank of the estuary was more tractable and more open to agricultural settlement than was its ‘Thracian’ counterpart to the west.