Towns of the Early Mongol Time in Tuva: overview of the current state Cover Image

Древнемонгольские города Тувы: обзор современного состояния
Towns of the Early Mongol Time in Tuva: overview of the current state

Author(s): Demir K. Tulush
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Middle Ages, 13th to 14th Centuries
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»
Keywords: Tuva; Mongol time; ancient settlement; town; Mogay; Mezhegey; Don-Terek; Elegest; Ertine-Bulak; Oymak
Summary/Abstract: In the middle of the 20th century, Soviet archaeologist L. Kyzlasov identified 6 towns in the territory of Tuva and dated them by Mongol time. Most of them are located in Tandy district. This article is empirically based on L. Kyzlasov’s studies conducted in the 50—60s of the 20th century, materials of the archaeological field surveys carried out by the author in cooperation with the Institute for Mongol, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science (2011), as well as independently (2013, 2016, 2017). Visual surveys allowed to fix an unsatisfactory condition of ancient settlements exposed to destructive human activity. Some sites (Ertine-Bulak, the Elegest town) seem to be totally destroyed. Insufficient data on Oymak town in Ulug-Khem district did not allow its repeated localization. The best preserved town — Mezhegey — requires more attention and further research.

  • Page Range: 179-183
  • Page Count: 5
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Russian