Fish from Dubovets archeological site (Ukraine). Part 1 (2022)

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The dataset consists of 14 records of fish species identified from Dubovets archaeological site discovered in Rivne region of Ukraine. The species were identified according to the remnants (bones and scales) that were found during the mining and studying of ancient settlements, graves, sawage areas etc. A total amount of 9 species identified with the research are mentioned.

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Kutsokon Y, Pshenychnyi Y (2022): Fish from Dubovets archeological site (Ukraine). Part 1 (2022). v1.4. Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO). Dataset/Occurrence.


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Occurrence; archaeological site; Dubovets; Rivne region; Specimen; remnants; fish; fossil; Actinopterygii; bones; excavation; studies; Ukraine; achaeological site; mining; ancient settlements


Yuliia Kutsokon
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
senior researcher
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine
Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15
01030 Kyiv
Yurii Pshenychnyi
  • Originator
Head of the History Department
Dubno State Historical and Cultural Reserve
Oleksii Marushchak
  • Programmer
junior researcher
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine
Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15
01030 Kyiv

Geographic Coverage

The dataset consists of finds of excavated remnants of fish within 1 archaeological site in Rivne administrative region of Ukraine.

Bounding Coordinates South West [50.015, 25.049], North East [51.937, 27.708]

Taxonomic Coverage

The dataset consists of records identified based on fish remnants (Actinopterygii class).

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Esociformes, Cypriniformes, Perciformes, Siluriformes

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2019-01-01 / 2019-12-31

Sampling Methods

The material was obtained mainly by filtering soil from archaeological site. The definition of the elements of the skeleton is completed with the help of the bone atlas of V. Radu (Radu, V. 2005. Atlas for the identification of bony fish bones from archaeological sites. Bucharest: Editura Contrast), as well as by its own comparative by the osteological collection of fish, created at I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kutsokon, Yu. K. Osteological collection of fish in the funds of the I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. In: Zagorodnyuk, I. (ed.). Nature museums: role in education and science: Materials of the IV International scientific conference. Kyiv, 2, p. 56-58). Scales were determined by the same comparative collection. Names of families and species of fish are listed in the work (Kutsokon, Yu. K., Kvach, Yu. V. 2012. Ukrainian names of lampreys and fish fauna of Ukraine for scientific use. Biological studies, 6, 2, pp. 199-220).For some residues it was possible to determine the length of the individual, using collection samples with a known length in proportion.

Study Extent Species identification was made based on received ichthyological remains from excavations made in 2019 in Dubovets archaeological site (Rivne region of Ukraine). This dataset was prepared (correctly organized according to Darwin Core standards) and published with the help of the financial support of Center for Environmental Initiatives Ecoaction (
Quality Control The authors are fully responsible for the quality of data provided within the dataset.

Method step description:

  1. Finding fish remnants in the archaeological site during excavation process.
  2. Transporting the remnants (scales, bones and teeth) to the institute.
  3. Identifying of the species of fish according to standard methods.
  4. Finding out the approximate age of the remnants according to the date given to the settlemnt of other type of archaeological site studied.
  5. Georeferencing.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 47233d65-e581-4f7a-a468-744e446f0466