This article is dedicated to the deposit of the ﬂint blades, found in the settlement of the latest period of development of the Tripolian culture (C II) Sharin III (v. Sharin, Uman’ district, Cherkassy region, Ukraine). Regarding the analogous deposits (Halep’ye, Sandraky, Ivano-Frankovsk, Kosenovka) from the Southern Bug and Dnieper and the Southern Bug and middle Dnestr rivers, we may consider them as deposits of raw material. Taking into account the location of the deposits (near buildings), value and prestige of the high quality ﬂint from Volynia, this deposits can be connected with rituals. Further, the depositions were the part of a ritual of «leaving the settlements».
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Table 1. The results of the radiocarbon dating of the remains of building (№ 2), were the Sharin deposit was found.
Fig. 1. Location of the deposits of ﬂint raw material and workshops in the area of Tripolian culture (period C II): 1 - Sharin; 2 - Kosenovka; 3 - Halep’ye; 4 - Sandraky; 5 - Ivano-Frankovsk; 6 - Kislitskoe 7 - Bodaki.
Fig. 2. The location of the deposit on the settlement Sharin III.
Fig. 3. Plates from Sharin deposit.
Fig. 4. The remounting of nucleus from the plates of Sharin deposit.