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

ISSN 2658-6193 (Online)

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2017 Volume XXIII

УДК 902.2, 902.6

Research Works at the Kuraika Burial Ground (Altai Mountains) in 2017

Bogdanov E.S., Novikova O.I.

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Abstract

In 2017, a team of the IAET of SB RAS resumed archaeological excavations at the burial ground of Kuraika (Altai Mountains, Kosh-Agach District). Ten burials of the Hunno-Sarmatian time were investigated including eight single and two double burials. In the course of the work, it was possible to observe all features of the funeral rite typical of the Kok-Pash type and uncover new details of ritual activities. For the first time, wooden intratumulary pillar structures of covering have been found. The technology of manufacturing larch slabs and wooden frames have been described. Due to the good state of wood preservation in the graves, it became possible to pose the question of using the imitation of the boat in the funeral ritual and to find the parallels in the rituals of the indigenous peoples of Siberia.

Keywords

Hunno-Sarmatian time, Kok-Pash type of monuments, archetypes in funeral ritual

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Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
E-mail: sbornik.iaet@gmail.com