«BULLETIN OF THE IRKUTSK STATE UNIVERSITY. GEOARCHAEOLOGY, ETHNOLOGY, AND ANTHROPOLOGY SERIES»
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List of issues > «Geoarchaeology, Ethnology, and Anthropology Series». 2016. Vol. 16

Craniological Materials of the Alani Culture of the Early Middle Ages from Sadon Burial Ground (Republic of North Ossetia – Alania)

Author(s)
S. Yu. Friesen, Z. P. Kadzaeva
Abstract

Sadon catacomb burial ground is located in the valley on the river Sadondon in Alagir District, Republic of North Ossetia – Alania (century VII – 1 st quarter of the VIII). In the course of archaeological research 67 burial complexes belonging to the era of the early Middle Ages were studied. Paleoanthropological series of Sadonsky repository is represented by 28 individuals from 18 graves. Measure managed 15 male skulls, 5 women and one teenager's skull. Men's sample shows skulls of various safety, and therefore the intragroup analysis is not possible, however, a series of visually uniform. Women's selection of too small and fragmented, which makes it impossible to analyze. For intergroup analysis was drawn 13 episodes of the North Caucasus and Dagestan results of statistical analysis, showing the proximity of a series of Sadon with lots of Beslan and Brutus, suggest that the population has abandoned Sadon cemetery is a population of descendants who left Beslan and Brutsky cemeteries and is the ancestral for the population that left Zmeyskaya burial.

Keywords
аrcheology, paleoanthropology, craniology, North Ossetia – Alania, Sadon, burial, catacombs, the genesis of the population, the early Middle Ages, Alanian culture
UDC
572.5 902.1
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