Ukraine has more than 150 000 exquisite archaeological objects. Most of them are concentrated in beautiful places like river and sea shores, mountain ranges and steppes. Organizing an excavation is rather a volunteer project working on enthusiasm of those loving everything ancient.
Konsulivske belongs to the group of hillforts called Late-Scythian. There are 14 such objects around the Kachovske reservoir. Sablukivske, Gavrilovske, Gannovske, Zmievske are among them. These sites exist from II century BC to II century AD. Their investigation is bounded with the extinction of steppe Scythian culture, with the changes in this culture under the pressure of outer influences, for example antic. Konsulivkse hillfort itself located in the Berislav district of Kherson region, near the site of Kamyanska Sich. Hillfort is a group of ramparts, bounded with stone walls and constructions. Here was fortified citadel on the top of the hill and the territory of the hillfort, defensed with the rampart. Existence of the burial on the nearby hill is also possible. The rampart remained well; it can be defined from the land observing or with the aerial photogrammetry.READ MORE
The site of Generalka 2 is located on the colorful beach of Khortitsa island — third biggest river island in the world. The territory of Khortitsa filled with archaeological objects from Stone Age up to the 18th century. The Generalka cavin, that gives the name to the site is located on the west side of the island. On the cavin beaches lies the 18th century burial. Near them — defensive structures of the same time, few meters further — Bronze Age sites. From the 1999, when the site was discovered, New Archaeologic School studies this unique archaeological complex. The object “Generalka 2” itself is the multilayered site that belongs to the time of IV—III thousands BC. Both of cultural layers belong to the Yamnaya culture. At the very beginning of the Bronze Age the ritual complex was located there, later here was situated the settlement of Yamnaya culture people — first Indo-European’s in Europe. About 1000 years later here were located barrows of the Srubnaya culture, people, who are the contemporaries of the Trojan wars. Few centuries more — and the Scythian warrior were buried near them.READ MORE
Perhaps, there is no special need to tell the basics about such extraordinary monument as Kamyana Mohyla in Ukrainian Steppes. The information about its origin near 13 millions years ago as the monadnock of sandstone at the bottom of the Sarmatian Sea is well known. Giant blocks of sandstone with the high content of ferrous oxides occurred on the shallows. With the influence of wind, water, time and storms the stone was cracked, split by cracks, grottoes and hollows.READ MORE