I–V CENTURY MIDDLE KAMA TARASOVO BURIAL GROUND – A UNIQUE MONUMENT OF ANCIENT UDMURTS

R Goldina
2017 Estonian Journal of Archaeology  
The Tarasovo burial ground (Russia, Udmurtia) is the largest among researched Finno-Ugric monuments of the I-V c. in Eurasia. It was excavated in 1980-1997 by the Kama-Vyatka archaeological expedition of the Udmurt State University (Izhevsk) under the guidance of Professor R. D. Goldina. 1,880 graves containing 2,096 burials and over 37,000 artifects were excavated on the area of more than 16,000 sq. m. The cemetery is dated to the end of the Early Iron Age and the Great Migration period (in
more » ... ation period (in the Middle Kama Regionthe Cheganda archaeological culture of the Pyanoborye culture-historical communityancient Udmurts). The monument is located on the territory of the IV-III c. BC sanctuary the remains of which were also studied. Materials of the monument are under study of the group of archaeologists at the Udmurt State University. The paper gives a brief review of the following studies: burial ritual, chronological account of the materials from the I to V centuries, numerous categories of goods such as metal decorations, belt set, fibulas, earthenware, weapons: bladed weapons, helmets, armour, heads of spears and arrows, fighting scythes, axes, scabbard, horse tack, etc.
doi:10.3176/arch.2017.2.05 fatcat:m63cjcq7rrdrvi73f7euejgw6y