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Kurgans and nomads: new investigations of mound burials in the southern Urals

  • N.L. Morgunova (a1) and O.S. Khokhlova (a2)
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A new study of the group of kurgans (burial mounds) which stands near Orenburg at the south end of the Ural mountains has revealed a sequence that began in the early Bronze Age and continued intermittently until the era of the Golden Horde in the Middle Ages. The application of modern techniques of cultural and environmental investigation has thrown new light on the different circumstances and contexts in which mound burial was practised, and confirmed the association between investment in burial and nomadism.

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Antiquity
  • ISSN: 0003-598X
  • EISSN: 1745-1744
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