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The First Ritual Complex of the Tenginskii Burial-Ground

The First Ritual Complex of the Tenginskii Burial-Ground 1 This article was researched and prepared with fi nancial support from the Russian Founda- tion for research in the Humanities (RGNF). Project 02-01-00121a. 2 Leskov 1982; Beglova 1999, 2000a, 2000b; Erlikh 2002. 3 Leskov 1985, 26-44. THE FIRST RITUAL COMPLEX OF THE TENGINSKII BURIAL - GROUND 1 ELENA A. BEGLOVA The Kuban region is an extremely ancient ‘crossroads’. At the end of the 9 th century BC a culture began to take shape south of the river, involving tribes with similar material cultures and funerary rites, which ancient authors referred to as the Maeotians. In the 6 th century BC they still settled the south bank of the river. The latest sites of the Maeotian archaeological culture date from the 3 rd century AD. At present dozens of these sites (settlements and other sites) have already been studied: in addition several thousand fl at-graves and approximately thirty sanctuaries have been discovered. 2 The sanctuaries constitute a special type of site. For a long time they were regarded as burials of leaders or of horsemen. Most of these complexes have been looted, but sometimes isolated or scattered human bones have been dis- covered. At the same time, it http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia Brill

The First Ritual Complex of the Tenginskii Burial-Ground

Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia , Volume 11 (1-2): 41 – Jan 1, 2005

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© 2005 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1 This article was researched and prepared with fi nancial support from the Russian Founda- tion for research in the Humanities (RGNF). Project 02-01-00121a. 2 Leskov 1982; Beglova 1999, 2000a, 2000b; Erlikh 2002. 3 Leskov 1985, 26-44. THE FIRST RITUAL COMPLEX OF THE TENGINSKII BURIAL - GROUND 1 ELENA A. BEGLOVA The Kuban region is an extremely ancient ‘crossroads’. At the end of the 9 th century BC a culture began to take shape south of the river, involving tribes with similar material cultures and funerary rites, which ancient authors referred to as the Maeotians. In the 6 th century BC they still settled the south bank of the river. The latest sites of the Maeotian archaeological culture date from the 3 rd century AD. At present dozens of these sites (settlements and other sites) have already been studied: in addition several thousand fl at-graves and approximately thirty sanctuaries have been discovered. 2 The sanctuaries constitute a special type of site. For a long time they were regarded as burials of leaders or of horsemen. Most of these complexes have been looted, but sometimes isolated or scattered human bones have been dis- covered. At the same time, it

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