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During the archeological exploration on the territory of Vyshgorod a settlement of the early Iron Age of 7-6th centuries B.C. was accidentally found. In the gardens on the Naberezhna street a wealth of archaeological material was collected: fragments of molded ceramic dishes, pieces of clay plaster, tools for work on the bone and horn. According to the appearance of molded pots, experts have found that representatives of the so-called Mylograd-Pidhirtsi culture had lived there.
The name comes from the villages of Pidhirtsi of the Obukhiv district of the Kyiv region and the Mylograd region of the Rechitsky district of the Gomel region (Belarus), where archaeologist Danilenko discovered and explored the most striking monuments of the mentioned culture in the 1950s.
This historical community inhabited the territory of the Kyiv Polissya. It occupied the Polissian strip from Gorin to the Dnieper and the Upper Dnipro River, approaching the left bank - in the confluence of the Desna, Iput and Sozh. It dates from the 9-2th centuries BC. Growth of culture falls on the 7-3th centuries BC, when the Middle Dnipro River is covered by a network of dense settlements.
The population of the Mylograd-Pidhirtsi culture lived in settlements and fortified settlements. Half-earths and terrains were built. The dwellings were made of wood - with a raft or a log frame. They did not lubricate them with clay, burned it with fire. In the vicinity there were found out household buildings: barns, stables, pits.
The material complex was distinguished by originality: spherical pots, decorated on the neck with a row of pits, "pearls" or punctures, or pushed dimples from the finger. Characteristic feature is the spindles, sometimes brightly decorated and the so-called horns, there are figurines of animals. Among the metal products, for the most part, are tools: iron moths, sickles, knives, axes, needles, awls. Occasionally there are weapons: spears, darts, swords and arrows. The latter are, as a rule, Scythian samples. Actually Mylograd type is made up of iron tips of arrows in the form of rhombic and triangular plates with small petioles.
The basis of the economy of the population of the Kyiv Polissya of the early Iron Age was agriculture and fisheries (fishing, hunting, perhaps boarding). Due to close contacts with the Scythians who occupied the territory of the Ukrainian steppe to the south, Polissya landers actively traded with the Greek colonies of the Northern Black Sea coast. In exchange for wheat and rye, they received weapons and jewelry.
 

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