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Investigations of the Mari archaeological expedition on the Vetluga river within the Nizhniy Novgorod area 1957-2009

Аkilbaev А.V.


page 97–105

UDC 903.02

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24852/pa2014.4.10.97.105


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An overview of investigations conducted by the Mari Archaeological Expedition on the Vetluga River in the vicinity of Nizhniy Novgorod in 1957 to 2009 is made. A chronological analysis of basic archaeological surveys and excavations is offered, with a general description of their results and mapping of the known archaeological sites in the territory under study that refer to different epochs. Special attention is paid to the results of 2008 excavations on the Veselovskоe and “Cheremisskoe cemetery” burial ground sites dated by the 9th to 11th centuries and attributed to the Mari population. The traits of medieval Maris’ contacts with the peoples inhabiting the neighboring territories are traced.

Keywords

archaeologythe Vetluga-Vyatka areathe Republic of Mari Elarchaeological studyburial groundsthe Mari culture

About the author(s)

Akilbaev Alexander V. Mari Research Institute of Language, Literature and History named after V. M. Vasilyev Krasnoarmeyskaya St., 44, Yoshkar-Ola, 424036, Republic of Mari El, Russian Federation; akilbaev.alexandr@yandex.ru