Relic Hunting at the Site of Chernyakhov Culture Settlement Near Yamy

Finally we came to the spot - a flat square plot of ground, 50 x 50 yards, at the mouth of a tributary, now a marsh with young-grown trees.

Metal Detecting Spot


It looked like a right place as there were many ceramic fragments on the ground.

Medieval Pottery Fragment


It did not take me long to eyeball a very nice piece, large fragment of the jug, circa 2nd-5th Centuries.


Pottery of A Characteristic Dark Color

Fragment of Chernyahov Culture Jug


An Ancient Potter Notched It 1600 Years Ago!

Characteristic Notching on Jug


We also found a few pieces of the Kievan Rus pottery of the grey-bluish color. That would suggest that the settlement existed here through the 12th century as well.

Kievan Rus Ceramic Fragment


The Pottery I Saw in the Museum

Chernyahov and Kievan Rus Jugs


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