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Ref Type: Book Section in a Series
Authors: Chugunov, K. V.
Parzinger, H.
Nagler, A.
Title: Chronology and cultural affinity of the Kurgan Arzhan-2 complex according to archaeological data
Date: 2004
Source: Impact of the environment on human migration in Eurasia
Place of Publication: Boston
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Abstract: This article presents the study of the famous Scythian monument Arzhan-2 discovered in Central Asia, Tuva Republic, in 2001. The main focus is the analyses of the different archaeological materials including typology, analogy, burial tradition etc to determine the chronological place of this monument in the nomadic world. The analyses of the artifacts is primarily concerned with the horse harness and its comparison with the materials from other monuments located in this region and the neighbouring territories. It is shown that in spite of the originality of the archaeological materials, they reflect the local culture and the earlier Scythian tradition. Thus the Arzhan-2 monument can be associated with the so-called aldy-bel culture dated to the 7th-6th centuries BC.
Date Created: 6/26/2008
Editors: Scott, E. Marian
Alekseev, Andrey Yu.
Zaitseva, Ganna
Page Start: 1
Page End: 7
Series Title: NATO Science Series IV: Earth and Environmental Sciences