Another victim of Tanais’s destruction? Cover Image

Еще одна жертва времени гибели Танаиса?
Another victim of Tanais’s destruction?

On the interpretation of human remains discovered in the western urban area

Author(s): Marcin Matera
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Tanais; Tanais’s destruction; Roman period; 2nd–3rd century AD; human remains
Summary/Abstract: In 2018–2019 in the filling of the defensive ditch surrounding the western region of Tanais, human remains were discovered. The unusual position of the skeleton and the absence of a burial pit indicate that it can hardly be considered as deliberate burial. The archaeological materials found together with the skeleton is characteristic for the 2nd–3rd centuries AD. Considering all these factors, the question arises whether these remains are the victim of one of the raids that destroyed Tanais in the middle of the 2nd or in the middle of the 3rd century AD?

  • Page Range: 45-58
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English, Russian