The Unique Burial of the Ekaterinovsky Cape Early Eneolithic Cemetery in the Middle Volga Region Cover Image
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Уникальное погребение могильника эпохи раннего энеолита Екатериновский мыс на Средней Волге
The Unique Burial of the Ekaterinovsky Cape Early Eneolithic Cemetery in the Middle Volga Region

Author(s): Arkadii I. Korolev, Anna F. Kochkina, Dmitriy A. Stashenkov, Alexander A. Khokhlov, Natalia V. Roslyakova
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Social history, Ancient World
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»
Keywords: Middle Volga region; forest-steppe; Early Eneolithic; flat cemetery; stone scepter; ornithomorphic staff; anthropological data; sacrificial animal

Summary/Abstract: This is the first time we published the results of a comprehensive study of burial 45 of the eneolithic cemetery called Ekaterinovsky Cape. The burial contains the skeleton of a young man with traumatic injuries of the skull, leg and hand bones of other individuals, skeleton of a young specimen of a domestic goat (Capra hircus) that was abundantly sprinkled with red ocher. Grave goods include three stone scepters of different types, a large item made of horn in the shape of a bird’s head, a stone adze, knife-like plates of quartzite, beads from the flaps of the shells (Unio), marmot cutters, decoration made from a beaver’s tooth. The uniqueness of the burial is determined by the combination of the composition of the grave goods and traces of ritual practices. To conclude, we suggest the buried man could belong to the elite of the society that left this burial ground.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 285-302
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Russian