Raw Material Sources of the Late Palaeolithic Workshop of Kuibyshevo 2 in the Abakan River Basin (Southern Siberia) Cover Image
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Источники сырья позднепалеолитической мастерской Куйбышево 2 на Абакане (Южная Сибирь)
Raw Material Sources of the Late Palaeolithic Workshop of Kuibyshevo 2 in the Abakan River Basin (Southern Siberia)

Author(s): Mikhail L. Makhlaev, Valeriy S. Zubkov, Sergey A. Vasiliev, Olga Yu. Perfilova, Olga M. Karnaukhova
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Cultural history
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»
Keywords: Southern Siberia; Late Palaeolithic; Yenisei; Abakan; lithic workshop; petroarchaeology; quarzite

Summary/Abstract: The paper deals with the results of the petrographic analysis of specimens of chipped stone from the Late Palaeolithic site of Kuibyshevo 2 located in the Dzhebash River valley, the Upper Abakan drainage area. The uniqueness of the site consists in its being the first (and as yet the only) large Palaeolithic workshop located near the sources of stone raw material, that has been discovered on the Yenisei. The site is under study since 2010. Field explorations revealed that the prehistoric inhabitants of the site obtained most of their stone raw material from the closest quartzite outcrops situated at a distance of 1 km from Kuibyshevo 2. Moreover, some stones were brought from the river bench gravels, while jasper-like rocks, which are represented almost exclusively by finished tools, were transported from the Abakan River valley.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 325-335
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Russian