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'Velichko AA, Gribchenko YN, Kurenkova EI, 1997: Geoarchaeology of the Palaeolithic in the East European Plain. Anthropologie (Brno) 35, 2: 215-232'.
The process of primary peopling of the East European Plain has begun at Acheulian time. The Acheulian campsites very seldom occur in the territory, being located only in its southernmost part. During the Middle Paleolithic cultural stage, the south-western part of the Plain was permanently inhabited. All Mousterian sites existed at the beginning of the Valdai Ice Age. Mousterian hunters have occasionally penetrated further to the north, though such invasions were irregular. Large-scale peopling of the Russian Plain began in the Late Paleolithic, during the second half of the Valdai epoch (starting at 30-35 ky B. P.), Three main stages of Late Paleolithic peopling may be distinguished: 1) 32-24 ky (the Bryansk Interstadial); 2) 23-16 ky (the time span including the maximum cooling in the periglacial zone), 3) 15-11 ky (the late last glacial). The human population was concentrated within three main river catchment basins of the Russian Plain - the lower and middle Dniester, the middle and upper Dnieper, and the middle Don Rivers.
Russian Plain - Acheulian - Mousterian - Late Paleolithic - Pleistocene - Geochronology - Paleoecology - Natural habitat

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