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Early Nomads in the Southern Foothills of the Urals Based on Materials from the Pokrovka Burial-Ground

Early Nomads in the Southern Foothills of the Urals Based on Materials from the Pokrovka... EARLY NOMADS IN THE SOUTHERN FOOTHILLS OF THE URALS BASED ON MATERIALS FROM THE POKROVKA BURIAL - GROUND 1 VLADIMIR YU. MALASHEV, LEONID T. YABLONSKY The burial-grounds made up of burial-mounds or kurgans situated within the territory of Russia’s Orenburg Region have attracted the attention of scholars since the end of the 18 th century. 2 In the 20 th century the work on the Sarma- tians in the foothills of the Urals which had started under Rostovtsev 3 was continued by Grakov, 4 Smirnov 5 and Moshkova. 6 Their work covered almost the whole of the territory of the Orenburg Region with the exception of a small area on the south bank of the Ilek River, where the River Khobda fl ows into it south of the village of Pokrovka in the Sol-Iletsk District (Fig. 1). In the early 20 th century two burial-mounds were excavated here, but only incomplete information of a very general nature has survived from this undertaking. 7 In the course of archaeological reconnaissance carried out by members of staff from the Archaeological Laboratory of the Orenburg Education Institute (S.Y. Kravtsov) and the Institute of Archaeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (L.T. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia Brill

Early Nomads in the Southern Foothills of the Urals Based on Materials from the Pokrovka Burial-Ground

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Brill
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© 2004 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0929-077X
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1570-0577
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10.1163/1570057042596351
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Abstract

EARLY NOMADS IN THE SOUTHERN FOOTHILLS OF THE URALS BASED ON MATERIALS FROM THE POKROVKA BURIAL - GROUND 1 VLADIMIR YU. MALASHEV, LEONID T. YABLONSKY The burial-grounds made up of burial-mounds or kurgans situated within the territory of Russia’s Orenburg Region have attracted the attention of scholars since the end of the 18 th century. 2 In the 20 th century the work on the Sarma- tians in the foothills of the Urals which had started under Rostovtsev 3 was continued by Grakov, 4 Smirnov 5 and Moshkova. 6 Their work covered almost the whole of the territory of the Orenburg Region with the exception of a small area on the south bank of the Ilek River, where the River Khobda fl ows into it south of the village of Pokrovka in the Sol-Iletsk District (Fig. 1). In the early 20 th century two burial-mounds were excavated here, but only incomplete information of a very general nature has survived from this undertaking. 7 In the course of archaeological reconnaissance carried out by members of staff from the Archaeological Laboratory of the Orenburg Education Institute (S.Y. Kravtsov) and the Institute of Archaeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (L.T.

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Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to SiberiaBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2004

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