About Bone and Horn Artifacts of Sections 3 and 4 of Geoarchaeological Object Minino 2 (Moscow Region)
A. N. Sorokin
Geoarchaeological object Minino 2 (Moscow region) is a multilayer Holocene site. Its most expressive is the complex of finds of lower layer of Final Paleolithic – Mesolithic, including fauna, economic and domestic pits, two dwellings, as well as articles of stone, bone, horn and burial. We described and analyzed bone and horn products, that were found in the lower cultural layer sections 3 (excavation 3) and 4 (part of excavation 2) that accounts 176 pieces. The collected material judging from the available natural science data are dated within 8,5–10,2/10,5 ka 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 Zabolotski peatbog and remoteness of Minino 2 from modern riverbed resulted to the significant damage to products from organic materials, because of their rarity it represents a significant source of study and interest.
Moscow region, Zabolotski peatbog, Minino 2, site, burial, bone and horn tools, source studies, Final Paleolithic, Mesolithic