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

ISSN 2658-6193 (Online)

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2018 Volume XXIV

DOI: 10.17746/2658-6193.2018.24.229-233

УДК 902.2, 902.6

To the Cultural Attribution of the Kurayka Burial Ground

Bogdanov E.S., Novikova O.I.

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Archaeological works were conducted at the Kurayka burial ground (Altai Republic, Kosh-Agach District) by the archaeological team of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, SB RAS in 2018. Seven Xiongnu-Sarmatian burials and seven ritual sites were investigated. Samples from wooden burial constructions were taken for analysis; anthropological remains were collected. A total of 51 objects and 49 burials were studied. The new information suggests that certain distribution patterns and types of burial constructions cannot be regarded as the ethnic-cultural markers of the single Bulan-Koba culture. Furthermore, there are no socio-economic, professional or gender determinants of burial location. Variable types of funeral rite indicate a close link with the Scythian traditions and the mixed ethno-cultural composition of the tribes contacting the West (the Sarmatian world) and the East (Xiongnu).


Altai, Hunno-Sarmatian time, Kok-Pash type of sites, funeral rites

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