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Поволжская археология

“Bolshie Klyuchishi” (Ulyanovsk Oblast) as a New Archaeological Complex: Preliminary Results

Vorobeva E.E. (Yoshkar-Ola, Russian Federation), Fedulov M.I. (Cheboksary, Russian Federation)

page 235–248

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The authors introduce for discussion materials of archaeological studies conducted by the team of the Volga Archaeological Expedition of the Mari State University in Ulyanovsk Oblast of the Russian Federation in 2010. Two of the studied archaeological sites seem to be most interesting: they are situated near Bolshie Klyuchishi village (Ulyanovsk District, Ulyanovsk Oblast). Archaeological materials collected during the excavations of these settlements have a very broad time span, which allows suggesting that Bolshie Klyuchishi is a multilayered archaeological complex. Both settlements yielded the Srubnaya culture handmade ceramics of 16th – 13th centuries BC. Moreover, Bolshie Klyuchishi-7 contained items of iron and slag, and Bolshie Klyuchishi-8 yielded sherds of 13th – 14th centuries wheel- made Bulgarian ceramics.


archaeologyMiddle Volga regionBronze AgeSrubnaya cultureMiddle AgesBulgarian ceramicsarchaeological complexsettlement

About the author(s)

Vorobeva Elena E. Candidate of Historical Sciences. Mari State University. Ryabinin St., 8A, Yoshkar-Ola, 424000, Mari El Republic, Russian Federation;

Fedulov Mikhail I. Chuvash State University. Moskovsky Avе., 15, Cheboksary, 428015, the Chuvash Republic, Russian Federation;