Problems of Archaeology, Ethnography, Anthropology of
Siberia and Neighboring Territories

ISSN 2658-6193 (Online)

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2018 Volume XXIV

DOI: 10.17746/2658-6193.2018.24.280-284

УДК 902/904

Archaeological Survey in Central and Southeastern Altai

Kubarev G.V.

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Abstract

In the article the results of archaeological survey undertaken by the author in the Onguday and Kosh-Agach districts of the Altai Republic in 2018 are considered. The purpose of our survey was both clarifying and copying of the already known and the search for new rock paintings. In the locality named Apshiyakta, an extraordinary composition of the ancient Turkic petroglyphs was surveyed. It includes the image of a woman in a three-horn headdress, images of deers, vessels, etc. By analogy, it dates in the early Turkic period, the second quarter of VI - the first half of the VII century. A survey of the northern spurs of the Salyugem ridge made it possible to discover six new petroglyphic sites. Most of them date in the late Bronze Age - the early Iron Age.

Keywords

petroglyphs, the ancient Turkic period, the Bronze Age, images of birds and deers, Southeastern and Central Altai

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Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
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