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

List of issues > «Geoarchaeology, Ethnology, and Anthropology Series». 2014. Vol. 8

Cultural and Chronological Complexes of the Site Itomiura of the Paleometal and the Middle Ages in the Nothern Angara Region

Author(s)
P. V. Mandryka, P. O. Senotrusova
Abstract

Wereviewed the materials that were obtained during the excavation of the Itomiura site, located in the middle flow of the small river Mura (Northern Angara region). Excavation area was more than 12 thousand square meters. Due to the peculiarities of soil’s accumulation, low power and low saturation of cultural layers, we fixed the platforms of various cultural and historical complexes. The Materials allowed distinguishing the types of ceramics and sets of things that were used by ancient people during the period of each visit to the site. The comparison of the complexes was able to trace the changes of the material culture and, in particular, ceramics during the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Middle Ages. It is noted that in different periods of Antiquity and the Middle Age the various parts of the forest within a single dry hill were developed. The presence of the river in immediate vicinity of the site was optional. In the summer for protecting against mosquitoes the inhabitants used stationary smudge that was made of ordinary vessels. The using of comparative analysis’ methods and obtaining absolute dates allowed establishing chronological framework and cultural belonging systems, to determine its place in the ancient and medieval history of Northern Angara region.

Keywords
Northern Angara region, Bronze Age, Early Iron Age, the Middle Ages, dating, chronology, cultural belonging, ceramics
UDC
903(571.51)

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