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Поволжская археология

Fortification of Multi-Shaft Hillforts in the Perm Urals During the Migration Period: theory and interpretations

Mingalev V.V. (Perm, Kazan, Russian Federation), Pereskokov M.L. (Perm, Russian Federation)

page 155–169

UDC 903.43+623.11:623.122


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The article discusses about reasons for the emergence of tradition to build multiple ramparts to the hillforts. The authors offer their own fundamentally new view and criticize existing concepts. The research based both archival materials and field study in 2019–2020. Application of method by A.V. Korobeinikov the simulation modeling by archaeology data, made it possible to reveal the logic and the algorithm of building the fortifications to the hillforts of the 1st millennium AD. In the paper the foundations of the theory of fortification are presented, as applied to archaeology. An algorithm the transformation of fortifications on hillforts of the 1st millennium AD has been shown from simple to more complex. Information about a series of hillforts in the Perm region have been involved into the scientific discurs. Including, specificities of the geomorphology and hydrology of the location of hillforts with multiple ramparts and their link with ore deposits (copper sandstone and sederite) were revealed.


archaeologyhillforts with complex fortificationGreat migration periodPerm Urals regionfortification

About the author(s)

Mingalev Vitalii V. Higher School of Economics, National Research University, Studencheskaya Str. 38, Perm, 614070, Russian Federation; Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University. Kremlyovskaya St., 18, Kazan, 420000, the Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation;

Pereskokov Mihail L. Candidate of Historical Sciences. Perm State National Research University, Bukireva Str. 15, Perm, 614990, Russian Federation;