Early Medieval Settlement Stаyevo-4 in the Upper Don Region Cover Image

Раннесредневековое поселение Стаево-4 в Верхнем Подонье
Early Medieval Settlement Stаyevo-4 in the Upper Don Region

Author(s): Andrei M. Oblomskii, Jiři Hošek, Vladimir I. Zavyalov
Subject(s): History, Archaeology
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»
Keywords: The Upper Don region; Early Middle Ages; iron metallurgy; slag; chemical composition
Summary/Abstract: The author publishes the results of studies on Stayevo-4 settlement (Michurinsk district, Tambov region). Ferrous metallurgy and black smithery were main occupations of the local population. The site yielded numerous iron artifacts and blacksmith tools. None of the unearthed structures used to serve as a dwelling. Most likely, the territory used to be metallurgists' and blacksmiths' production area. A series of decorations and elements of belt sets found here date this site by the second half of the 5th—7th centuries. The settlement is the latest of the sites of Chertovitskoe-Zamiatino type in the Upper Don region.The study revealed differences in chemical composition of slag samples from Istia-2 and Stayevo-4. The findings can be used to infer wether the slags and slag inclusions originated from Istia-2 or Stayevo-4.

  • Page Range: 355-387
  • Page Count: 33
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Russian