Seller: keyz1961 (1,330) 98.3%, Location: Kiev, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 371391721719 Condition: Perfect relict condition, Details: Perfect spindle whorl. Cucuteni-Trypillian culture ca 3500-3000BC The Cucuteni-Trypillian culture, also known as Cucuteni culture (from Romanian), Trypillian culture (from Ukrainian) or Tripolye culture (from Russian), is a Neolithic–Eneolithic archaeological culture which existed from approximately 4800 to 3000 BC, from the Carpathian Mountains to the Dniester and Dnieper regions in modern-day Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine, encompassing an area of more than 35,000 km2 (14,000 sq mi). During the Trypillia BII, CI, and CI-II phases, populations belonging to the Cucuteni-Trypillian culture built the largest settlements in Neolithic Europe, some of which contained as many as 1,600 structures. However, the majority of Cucuteni-Trypillian settlements consisted of high-density, small settlements (spaced 3 to 4 kilometers apart), concentrated mainly in the Siret, Prut, and Dniester river valleys. One of the most notable aspects of this culture was the periodic destruction of settlements, with each single-habitation site having a roughly 60 to 80 year lifetime. The purpose of burning these settlements is a subject of debate among scholars; some of the settlements were reconstructed several times on top of earlier habitational levels, preserving the shape and the orientation of the older buildings. One particular location, the Poduri site (Romania), revealed thirteen habitation levels that were constructed on top of each other over many years. 48mm diameter, height 3.1 cm. calcined clay, ceramics. Very beautiful piece interspersed with quartzite and other minerals. Condition -PERFECT. 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.