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

ISSN 2658-6193 (Online)

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2019 Volume XXV

DOI: 10.17746/2658-6193.2019.25.471-477

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Archaeological Research of 2019 at the Ust-Tartas-2 Burial Ground of the Bronze Age

Molodin V.I., Mylnikova L.N., Nesterova M.S., Kobeleva L.S., Selin D.V., Nenakhov D.A., Stepanova V.S.

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The article presents the results of cultural and chronological analysis of twelve Bronze Age burial complexes, explored in the last field season at the site of Ust-Tartas-2. Eight of them are associated with the Odino archaeological culture, three with the Krotovo culture. The culture of another multilayered burial with five skeletons currently cannot be established with certainty, although the stratigraphic position of this complex and discovery of bronze awl suggests the Early Bronze Age. Description of the funeral rite and inventory made of bone and bronze is provided, and the circle of main parallels is established. Differences in the disturbed children’s and adult graves of the Odino culture have been identified. A rare method of human burial in the sitting position with the stretched legs is described. The hypothesis on the presence of separate children’s cemetery of the Krotovo culture, where eight graves have been already studied, has been confirmed. Planigraphic features of organizing the cemetery space by the carriers of different cultures have revealed that the Odino and Krotovo rows of grave pits did not interfere with each other, although they had a similar orientation and occupied relatively small space of the terrace. It has been concluded that this site shows good prospects for the study aimed at identifying specific aspects of funeral rite among the carriers of the Bronze Age cultures in the Ob-Irtysh forest-steppe region and establishing the nature of interaction between them, including the chronological relationship.


Bronze Age, Ob-Irtysh forest-steppe region, funeral rite, Odino culture, Krotovo culture

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Academician A.P. Derevyanko

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