About Bone and Horn Products of Sections 1 and 2 of Geoarchaeological Object Minino 2 in Moscow Region
Geoarchaeological object in Minino 2 (Moscow region) is a multilayer Holocene site. The most expressive here is the complex of finds of lower levels of final Paleolithic – Mesolithic, including fauna, economic and domestic pits, two dwellings, as well as articles of stone, bone, horn, and burial. We analyzed bone and horn products, found in the lower cultural layer sections 1 and 2 (1 excavation), that represent 4,5 % of total bone remains. The collected material, judging from the available natural science data, dated within 8,5– 10,2/10,5 thousand BP and finds analogy in the materials of this time on the territory of Central Russia. Definition of cultural identity of analyzed complexes is a task of further research. Despite the fact that drainage of peat bog Zabolotsk and remoteness of Minino 2 from modern riverbed resulted to the significant damage to products from organic materials, because of their rarity they represent a significant source of study and interest.