«BULLETIN OF THE IRKUTSK STATE UNIVERSITY. GEOARCHAEOLOGY, ETHNOLOGY, AND ANTHROPOLOGY SERIES»
ISSN 2227-2380 (Print)

List of issues > «Geoarchaeology, Ethnology, and Anthropology Series». 2013. Vol. 1

The «Shigir» Point in the Upper Region of Lena River (Cis-Baikal)

Author(s)
N. E. Berdnikova
Abstract

The given materials represent a destroyed Neolithic burial found in 1984 on the airport Zhigalovo territory (Upper Lena river). The analysis and the comparison of funeral, burial grounds peculiarities in the Neolithic-Bronze Age of the Cis-Baikal were held judging by stable signs of funeral traditions. By these revealed particularities the Zhigalovo bu slightly differs from other Neolithic burials in the Cis-Baikal. The biconical bone point (the shigir-type point) has distant analogues with the Early Holocene sites of the North Eastern Europe, Mid-Urals and the Neolithic-Chalcolithic period in the Western Siberia. The 14С date 5470±80 BP (Ki–16434) for the Zhigalovo burial points out to its forming during the socalled «hiatus» in the Neolithic cultures of the Cis-Baikal that is marked with the penetration of the new people with new cultural traditions. In this context and by several facts the Zhigalovo burial can be considered as the reflection of some distant connections.

Keywords
burial, Upper Lena river, Cis-Baikal, Shigir point, Neolithic «hiatus», distant cultural connections
UDC
903.22 (571.53)

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