Lychagina E. L., Zaretskaya N. E. Results of radiocarbon dating of the Chashkinskoe lake geoarchaeological area’s monuments (.pdf)
The Lake Chashkinskoe is located between the towns Berezniki and Solikamsk in the northern part of Perm region and represents a system of lakes connected by channels. Currently, there are known approximately 20 archaeological sites within the area. Over the past decade, thirty one radiocarbon dates have been received for the archaeological sites of the Lake Chashkinskoe area. The settlement of the region began in the 8th millennium BC and coincided with the developed stage of the Mesolithic. The Late Mesolithic is dated back to the second half of the 7th millennium BC. Most dates (twenty dates) have been obtained for the Neolithic sites. The Neolithic sites belong to two cultures: the Kama culture sites are dated back to the first half – the middle of the 5th millennium BC and the archaeological sites of the Volga-Kama culture are dated back to the second half of the 6th – the first half of the 5th millennia BC. The Novoiliynsk complex is dated back to the late 5th – early 4th millennia BC. The settlements of the Garinskaya culture can be pre-dated to the first half – the middle of the 3ͩ millennia BC. The absence of the Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age settlements possibly could be explained by paleo-ecological problems. The settlements of the Middle Ages can be dated to the 8th-12th centuries.
Key words: Perm region, Lake Chashkinskoe, radiocarbon dating, the Stone Age, the Middle Ages.