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Погребения со стелами в ямной культуре Северо-Западного Причерноморья
Burials with stone sculptures in the Pit-grave culture of the North-Western Pontic region

Author(s): Vitalii V. Tsimidanov
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Cultural history, Ancient World
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»

Summary/Abstract: In the article one of the bright cultural elements of the steppe tribes of Eastern Europe is observed. It is antropomorphic stone sculptures. Tools, labour input, sex and age of the buried are being observed. There is an attempt the reconstruct the semantics of stone antropomorphic sculpture, its place in the burial ritual, social life and status of the buried. The authors supposes that the people who were buried with stone sculptures had to do with magic and worship.

  • Issue Year: 2002
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 370-385
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Russian