O. Matsibora – Institute of Geography, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv.
The comparative analysis of the buried and zonal Holocene soils in the steppe zone of Ukraine has been carried out. The genesis of the soils, their carbonate and humus profiles have been investigated. The trends of soils evolution on the territory during last 3500 years have been determined. The palaeogeographical reconstructions of the natural conditions during the second half of subboreal period of Holocene have been created on the basis of the made soil investigations.