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Снаряжение всадника и коня в псковских длинных курганах
Rider and Horse Equipment of Pskov Long Barrow Culture

Author(s): Elena R. Mikhailova
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Middle Ages, 6th to 12th Centuries
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»
Keywords: Pskov long barrow culture; early Middle Ages; Balts; rider and horse equipment; bridle; bit; spurs; horse burials

Summary/Abstract: The article describes the finds of rider and horse equipment from sites of Pskov long barrow culture: typology, chronology, composition of the complexes. Pskov long barrows yielded bits (two- or three-piece), spurs with hooks and conical spike, a fragment of lash, elements of bridle. Most items are dated to a wide span within the middle — third quarter of the I Millennium. Horse burials in Pskov long barrows are quite numerous, they yield two types of bridle: 1) bridle with metal parts, 2) set of bit and a small bronze buckle. Horse burials and finds from them are similar to Balt antiquities. Possible relationship between Pskov long barrows and Baltic cultures requires further detailed study.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 73-82
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Russian