Chronology of the Burial Finds from Scythian Monuments in Southern Siberia and Central Asia
AuthorSementsov, Anatoly A.
Zaitseva, G. I.
Bokovenko, N. A.
Chugunov, K. V.
Lebedeva, L. M.
KeywordsKhakassia Russian Federation
Tuva Russian Federation
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CitationSementsov, A. A., Zaitseva, G. I., Görsdorf, J., Nagler, A., Parzinger, H., Bokovenko, N. A., ... & Lebedeva, L. (1998). Chronology of the burial finds from Scythian monuments in Southern Siberia and Central Asia. Radiocarbon, 40(2), 713-720.
DescriptionFrom the 16th International Radiocarbon Conference held in Gronigen, Netherlands, June 16-20, 1997.
AbstractWe present here new radiocarbon dates for the different barrows (burial mounds) of the nomadic tribes of the Scythian period in the Khakassia and Tuva regions (Central Asia). The time scale of these barrows is compared with the elite barrows of the Sayan-Altai. In agreement with archaeological evidence, some barrows in Khakassia are chronologically close in time to the Arzhan barrow. The first 14C dates produced for the barrows from the Tuva region belong to a later Scythian period, compared with the elite Arzhan barrow. We determined the final stage of the barrow construction, but to establish the starting time, more dates are necessary (both by dendrochronology and 14C).