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

ISSN 2658-6193 (Online)

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2018 Volume XXIV

DOI: 10.17746/2658-6193.2018.24.190-193

УДК 902.21

The 2018 Archaeological Survey in Southern Kazakhstan

Shunkov M.V., Taimagambetov Zh.K., Kozlikin M.B.

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In 2018, a joint Russian-Kazakhstan expedition has carried out the archaeological survey works in Sarysu District of Jambyl Region in the Republic of Kazakhstan. A total of nine caves have been discovered during investigation of the Shabakty, Shayan and Berkuty river valleys. Some karst cavities retain the Holocene loose sediments that yielded a few artifacts attributed to the Iron Age. A test pit established in Aktogay Cave has revealed the thick Pleistocene strata that proved to be archaeologically sterile. In general, the survey works demonstrated a potential of discovery of the stratified cave sites, including those associated with the Palaeolithic Age.


Southern Kazakhstan, archaeological survey, caves, Pleistocene, Holocene, stratigraphy

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