Collections of the Bystryanka Culture in the Archaeological Collection of the Altai State Museum of Local Lore
Izvestiya of Altai State University
The article presents the characteristic of objects from the archaeological collections of the Altai State Museum of Local Lore, associated with the complexes of the northern foothills of Altai in the Scythian-Saka time. The authors carried out the analysis of materials of a number of monuments and justified their assignment to the Bystryanka archaeological culture. The main stages in the history of the formation of a collection of objects from the sites of this community are demonstrated, and
... demonstrated, and the interpretation of the objects is presented, taking into account the accumulated experience of researching synchronous monuments. It has been established that the materials of the works of A.P. Kirshevsky in the Biysk region, finds from a destroyed object near the Novoobinka village, several ceramic items from the third cultural-chronological complex of the Elbanka settlement, as well as fragments of a ceramic vessel discovered during exploratory excavations by V.A. Mogilnikov and B.Kh. Kadikov near the village Surtayka could be correlated with the Bystryanka archaeological culture. Despite the comparative fragmentation, these collections allow us to consider various, including poorly studied, aspects of the history of the population of the northern foothills of Altai at the Scythian-Saka time, and also provide an opportunity to demonstrate their material culture in the framework of exposition and exhibition activities.