Burial Complexes of the Bronze Age in the Northern Angara Region. Chronology Problems and Cultural Identity
This article is the first attempt to summarize the results of the research of the burial complexes of Bronze Age in the Northern Angara region. We use the materials of 29 burials of 13 locations, where 17 graves have the different destruction's traces in the result of influence of human or natural factors. We gave the general characteristic of the funeral ceremony. We raised some problems of accessibility and publication of the burials materials. We identified 5 types of burials from the position of the skeletons in the grave pits: writhed on the left side, stretched on his back, on the right / left side with bent legs, secondary burial and cremation. We raised an issue about their correct dating into the chronological period of the Bronze age in the Northern Angara region. We determined the cultural and historical similar features of the burials materials of Northern Angara region and Glazkovo funerary traditions of the Baikal region, thus we found a striking difference – the predominance in the funeral inventory of hunting tools. We set a chronological period of the Bronze Age in Northern Angara region 4500–2800 BP.