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  • DA Journal Vol. 2, 2000
    half of the II century A D Since the beginning of that century wide spread were small cubical ritual vessels which was due to the new traditions introduced by the tribes of the late Sarmatian culture The cartography results have shown that double censers were prevalent among the Sarmatians at the lower Don reaches and the Aksai but are practically absent in those Sarmatian burial grounds which are located at the Volga right bank southward of Volgograd This may mean definite originality either ethnic or chronological of the sites of the discussed region which has also been noted in the newest anthropologists research works A A KUDRYAVTSEV Ye A KUDRYAVTSEV Yu A PROKOPENKO Set of the Late Scythian Horse Harness Articles from Burial Ground N 2 of the Tatar Site the City of Stavropol In the 1990s the archaeological expedition of Stavropol State University and Stavropol Museum of Local Lore undertook excavations on the territory of the Tartar ancient settlement site at the southern end of Stavropol Beyond the site boundaries in 50 70 m to the east the expedition found a burial ground consisting of stone covered barrows and a crypt with a dromos in its centre As the burial chamber and the stone cover were cleared a number of artifacts were discovered Most notable were the following horse harness details an iron bar bit iron snaffles bronze front and pectoral sidecheek plates and an iron bridle ring Judging by these finds one may suppose that the bridle set once belonging to those horses whose fragments were buried on the barrow circle dated to the IV turn of the III II centuries B C consisted of a crown piece a front a noseband and a chinstrap Besides there was also a saddle harness V A LARENO K 150 Moneyboxes and a Ceremonial Dinner Set from a Household Pit A gas line trench was dug in 1984 in the town of Azov Tolstoy Street leading to house No 2 The trench destroyed the north eastern part of a household pit The pit was oval in plan and slightly expanding to the bottom Its upper part was filled with clay loam and contained no finds The lower 0 5 m of the filling consisted of greenish organic remains and ash It was in the lower part where all the finds were concentrated Three copper coins originate from the pit Two of them could not be read due to poor condition The third coin was identified by N M Fomichyov as a Janibeg pulo of 1352 1353 Thus the complex is dated from the middle of the XIV century Our attention was attracted to a peculiar set of artifacts comprising a large number of money boxes and tableware of various shapes The ceremonial tableware was represented by glaze jars dishes cups a grey water bottle with a stamped ornament Kashina cups glass beakers and a vase Most of these had been imported There were 150 money boxes in the pit one third

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  • DA Journal Vol. 3-4, 2000
    art and its place within the system of other local variants of the beast style referred to the Scythian epoch V V POTAPOV River Smela Sites Reffered to the End of the Late Bronze Age This work is a publication of the sites referred to the late Bronze Age and discovered in 1989 and 1990 in the Bagayevsky District at the right bank of the Smela river the Manych tributary The burial mound revealed three inlet burials of the above time containing writhed and sidelong lying skeletons The funeral implements were a bone ornamented spindle a goblet a saucer The barrow also had on its territory a settlement synchronous to these mound Finally investigated was a small destroyed site section of about 20 sq m The pottery complex mainly contained pots ornamented on their shoulders and on the neck base with stuck on cylinders sometimes not closed The burial places and settlements of the Smela river which date from the 12th 10th centuries B C add to the small number of burial and household sites of the above period found in the Lower Don basin This group can be linked with the eastern culture block of cylinder earthenware Besides that confirmed is the wide dissemination of the burial southern orientation in this epoch which possibly reflects the general religious ideological innovations among the steppe population of Eastern Europe in the late Bronze Age E Ye KRAVCHENKO A V SHAMRAI Khazar Time Burial Sites with Flasks from the Donetsk Region Burials with square pits are single on the territory of the Donetsk District Ukraine The two destroyed complexes belong to their number One of them has been discovered near the city of Chistyakovo now Torez while the other one near the city of Slavyansk Besides all the said complexes have one fact in common which is the availability among other articles of little flasks This pottery form produced in the Crimea is rather rare for Black Sea steppe zones Of special interest is the Chistyakovo complex Here along with harness details a stirrup a bit munitions a bludgeon belt set details a Black Sea amphora a flask and other articles met was one half of a solid Emperor Constantine the 5th This find is indicative of a very late age of the above burial among the square pit burials The analysis of the above complexes inventory composition and its comparison to the inventory of the Saltovo Mayatskaya culture burials containing little flasks speaks on favour of synchronism of all these burials Their dating is determined within the framework of the second half of the VIII early IX centuries A D T N VYSOTSKAYA Rare Amphorae Types from Burial Ground Sovkhoz N 10 Sevastopol sky The article is a scrutiny of single amphorae from the Sovkhoz No 10 necropolis employed as mortuary urns All of them 34 copies are under discussion are rare items imported to the North Back Sea areas Khersones included The urns are dated from the first centuries A

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  • DA Journal Vol. 1-2, 2 001
    alabaster vessels of various forms gain their greatest popularity in the 1st century A D A special group of vessels are those with zoomorphic handles shaped as a lying cat family predator The latter vessels are closely linked with the zoomorphic pottery and expensive metallic plates and dishes having beast formed handles Such vessels can be found in both women s and men s graves Stone vessels occupied an important position in the Sarmatian obsequies they were often placed into graves alongside with the articles of ritual application such as mirrors abradant plates shells and pieces of chalk Small alabaster vessels were used by Sarmatians up to the late Sarmatian era and probably passed out of use in the first half of the 2nd century A D G P GARBUZOV I V TOLOCHKO K MISIEWICZ Barrow Bolshoi Chuletsky Raskopanny Tsarsky The article scrutinises the possibilities of use of an integrated natural scientific analysis for the study of the northern section of the Tanais barrow necropolis Space and air photography visual and geophysical surveying archive materials on the 19th century excavations of the barrow are used for the monitoring of the object which is the Tsarsky mound and its close environs As a result of the investigation new data concerning the geography of the northern section of the Tanais barrow necropolis and the construction character of the burial mounds have been obtained S I BEZUGLOV Finds of Ancient Coins in the Nomadic Mounds of the Lower Don Reaches This article is considering those ancient coins found in two Sarmatian burials of the lower Don reaches The analysis of the composition of these coin finds permits to assert that they show fair dating possibilities It seems quite obvious that copper coins could be neither actual lawful money nor a prestigious diplomatic rank gift for the Don steppe Sarmatians The author establishes that the idea of currency based on metallic coins was alien to the nomadic Sarmatian world during the whole period of its existence V S AKSYONOV Rubezhansky Catacomb Saltovo Mayatskaya Culture Burial Ground of the Seversky Donets Area The article is a publication of the Rubezhansky catacomb burial ground the Volchansky District Kharkov Region This ground in accordance with the ritual distinctive features can be included in the range of those necropoleis which correspond to the Verkhnesaltovo Yutanovskaya funeral tradition The burial implements are typical for the Saltovo Mayatskaya antiquities however the outer look of some artefacts permits to narrow the chronological limits of the burial ground existence Thus judging by the bracelet Cat No 4 horned clasps Cat No No 4 6 8 16 bronze finger ring design Cat No No 4 8 handle of the bronze kopoushka Cat No 13 belt set plaques Cat No 3 iron fibula Cat No 1 tweezers ornament Cat No 1 the burial ground can be dated by the second half of the 8th early 9th centuries The outer look and ornamentation of the pottery from Cat No 4 8 7 10 do not

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  • Beiram Excavation Report 4
    arrive for some days Kazaks from the neighboring mining village 15 kilometers to the southwest toward Ulgii came set up their yurt near the kurgan and removed the top layer of stones 10 These were carried beyond the exterior ring of stones so that the general configuration of the kurgan would not be disturbed I had noted that there was a significant depression between the eastern double path We cut

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  • Bronze Age Stone Stele
    Uvs aimag one large and several smaller unengraved stelae are enclosed in a stone slab Òfence Ó This complex is the U reg Lake valley None of this type of

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  • Deer Stone
    with a handle a motif that is similar to the bronze mirrors found in priestess burials dating slightly later and a ÒbeltÓ around the top The female deer depicted is not the usual motif on the deerstones This type of

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  • Turkic Cultic Site
    Turkic period ca 600 800 A D cultic site had three square stone features probably not burials framed by slab stones standing on end only two are visible in the photo the third is to the right From each of

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