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The Ageyevsky Burial Mound of the Late Bronze Age in the Bashkir Trans-Urals

Vasiliev V.N. (Bonn, Germany), Ismagil R., Rafikova Ya.V. (Ufa, Russian Federation)


page 71–86

UDC 902: 903.53: 636/637: (1-924.97): (470.57)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24852/pa2022.1.39.71.86


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The materials of two mounds (No. 1 and 2) of the Ageyevsky burial ground are introduced into scientific discourse in this paper. The mounds are situated within the Srubnaya–Alakul contact zone in the South Trans-Urals. Mound 1 contained seven graves located on the mound-site according to the central-circular principle where the peripheral burials form pairs. The central grave contained a disturbed burial of two adults; children and adolescents were buried in most peripheral graves (5). Only one peripheral grave matched the size of an adult’s grave. Presumably it contained the remains of cremation (?). Children’s graves (3) were solitary, adolescents’ graves (2) were paired. The adolescents were buried in twin graves; in one grave the dead were placed on one (left) side, in the other – facing each other. In the center of Mound 2 there was the only disturbed burial of two adults. All burials were made in soil graves. The majority of graves are covered with stone slabs. The grave-goods are represented by vessels and decorations. The burial rite and grave goods are analogous to the Srubnaya–Alakul necropolises of classical (developed) stage of the nearby territory and the whole of the South Trans-Urals. However it is distinguished by peculiar features: paired peripheral burials in the multi-grave Mound 1 and the prevailing orientation of those buried in the southern sector.

Keywords

archaeologymoundsburial riteSouth Trans-UralsLate Bronze EpochTimber-Frame – Alakul contact zone

About the author(s)

Vasiliev Vitalij N. Candidate of Historical Sciences. Independent researcher. Stadt Teil Beuel Rhenusallee 32, 53227, Bonn, Bundesrepublik Deutschland; sarmat1963@list.ru

Ramil Ismagil (Ismagilov Ramil B., 1949–2014). Candidate of Historical Sciences. Institute of History, Language and Literature of the Ufa Federal Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Prospect Oktyabrya, 71, Ufa, 450054, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russian Federation.

Rafikova Yanina V. Candidate of Historical Sciences. Institute of History, Language and Literature of the Ufa Federal Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences Russian Federation. Prospect Oktyabrya, 71, Ufa, 450054, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russian Federation; ziada@bk.ru