and Novocherkassk cultures
(ca. 900 to 650 BC) are Iron Age steppe
cultures in Ukraine
, centered between the Prut
and the lower Don
. They are pre-Scythian
cultures, associated with the Cimmerians
In 1971 the Vysokaja Mogila kurgan (graves number 2 and 5) was excavated in the Lower Dnieper River basin. Grave number 5 dates to the late Chernogorovka period (900-750 BC) and grave number 2 to the younger Novocherkassk period (750-650 BC).
The Novocherkassk culture expands to a larger area between the Danube and the Volga and is associated with the Eastern European Thraco-Cimmerian artefacts.