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

ISSN 2658-6193 (Online)

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2018 Volume XXIV

DOI: 10.17746/2658-6193.2018.24.165-168

УДК 902.2

Archaeological Studies in the Tuba River Valley

Harevich V.M., Stasyuk I.V., Akimova E.V., Kuksa E.N., Gorelchenkova O.A.

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Abstract

Pritubinsk I and Shalabolino I are the archaeological sites located on the Tuba River, a right tributary of the Yenisei. The sites were studied in 2018. The Late Paleolithic site of Protubinsk I (Minusinskii Region), two culture-bearing layers containing numerous reindeer fossils and stone artifacts (a wedge-shaped micro-core, scrapper-like tools, burin flakes, spoiled blanks and micro-core fragments). Basing on the data of 2017-2018, both cultural layers are referred to the Late Paleolithic Kokorevo culture and dated to 14.5 and 11.5 thousand years ago. Test pit established at the Mesolithic site of Shalobolino I (Kuraginskii Region) yielded typical microblades, rounded end-scrappers, a knife-like and a chisel-like tools.

Keywords

South Siberia, Late Paleolithic, Mesolithic, cultural layer, stone inventory

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