First results of the study of anthropological materials from multiple burials near village Bryanksoye in the south-western Сrimea

Автор: Kazamitsky A.A., Voloshinov A.A.

Журнал: Краткие сообщения Института археологии @ksia-iaran

Рубрика: Биоархеологические исследования

Статья в выпуске: 240, 2015 года.

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The paper presents results of the study of anthropological materials fromspecific burial sites of the Antique / Qassical antiquity period near Village Bryanksoyein the South-Western Qimea, i. e. a stone cyst under the kurgan and cremation in a rockcavity. The sites date to 2000 ВС - 2000 AD. The cyst had remains of at least sevenchildren and at least 20 adults of both sexes and all age groups. Out of all dead bodiesthe skeleton of at least one child and four adults bear traces of short low-temperaturecremation. Pale demographic characteristics demonstrate that the site was left behind bya long-term and relatively successful population group. The second multiple grave located25 m of the stone cyst has yielded finely fragmented bone remains of around 40 individualswith traces of short but high temperature cremation. The reconstruction of the skeletons’position during cremation has been proposed based on the extent to which different partsof the skeleton were burned.


Multiple graves, stone cysts under kurgans, south-western сrimea, antique / qassical antiquity period, funeral rite, cremation, paleodemography

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