The article outlines six expansion stages regarding fortified settlements of the Old World in VIII thous. B.C. — III c. A.D. It gives a general description of ten Neolithic fortified settlements and their prototypes of VI–IV thous. B.C., which were discovered in West Siberian and Trans Ural taiga, considering reasons of their formation. The Neolithic forest fortifications of 260–1900 м 2 in area are located on capes, edges of terraces, in the shore recess, protected by palisades, log walls, and ditches. Those were built and probably invented by primitive groups of taiga fishermen and hunters. The main reason of their origin seems to be an allotment and assignment of relatively free game territories due to an influx of new population from the south during a period of climatic optimum, and a severe competition among the communities.
|Título traducido de la contribución||Neolithic fortifications and their prototypes in taiga Low Ob basin and Trans Urals|
|Publicación||Вестник археологии, антропологии и этнографии|
|Estado||Published - 2012|
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