Seller: keyz1961 (1,297) 100%, Location: Belaya Tcerkov, Kiev, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 321513649375 Fantastic Iron hammer. ca 3-5 AD. Kiev Culture. The Kiev culture is an archaeological culture dating from about the 3rd to 5th centuries, named after Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. It is widely considered to be the first identifiable Slavic archaeological culture. It was contemporaneous to (and located mostly just to the north of) the Chernyakhov culture. Settlements are found mostly along river banks, frequently either on high cliffs or right by the edge of rivers. The dwellings are overwhelmingly of the semi-subterranean type (common among earlier Celtic and Germanic and later among Slavic cultures), often square (about four by four meters), with an open hearth in a corner. Most villages consist of just a handful of dwellings. There is very little evidence of the division of labor, although in one case a village belonging to the Kiev culture was preparing thin strips of antlers to be further reworked into the well-known Gothic antler combs, in a nearby Chernyakhov culture village. The descendants of the Kiev culture — the Prague-Korchak, Penkovka and Kolochin cultures — established in the 5th century in Eastern Europe. There is, however, a substantial disagreement in the scientific community over the identity of the Kiev culture's predecessors, with some historians and archaeologists tracing it directly from the Milograd culture, others, from the Chernoles culture (the Scythian farmers of Herodotus) through the Zarubintsy culture, still others through both the Przeworsk culture and the Zarubintsy culture. Found in Ukraine . Approximately 10.5 cm in length. Condition - FINE. Weight 240 gr. CLEANED PROFESSIONALLY USING ELECTROLYSIS WITH CARBON LEFT ON THE HAMMER GIVING THE HAMMER A BEAUTIFUL BLACK COLOR! PRESERVED IN A HOT WAX DIP. GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original. SEE OTHER MY ITEMS: Buy with confidence. I have 100% feedback and I pride myself on accurate descriptions, good communication, fast despatch and good packing. We will send you purchase items only registered air mail with tracking numbers mandatory provision. Shipping to Europe, USA, Canada, Japan - 10-20 days, Australlia and other countries - 20-30 days. We offer combined shipping on purchased in a 7 days !Payment to be received within 7 days, unless you request us to hold the item for you. If you would like us to hold the item more than 7 days we would prefer you to pay (without postage) On receiving full payment I usually post items the next working day.I do combine orders to reduce shipping costs, please request the total amount once all purchases have been made. A revised invoice will be provided as soon as possible. Our Feedback Policy. We leave feedback in the hands of ebays automated feedback system. Once postive feedback recieved for us, automatic postive will be left for you.