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The Denisovan comes back

... Archaeology and Ethnography SB RAS in Central, North and East Asia, became a strong advocate of the multiregional concept of human origin. The most compelling arguments in its favor, however, relied on the extensive studies conducted for many years in Russian Altai, started at the time by an outstanding Soviet archaeologist and historian, Academician A. P. Okladnikov. An interdisciplinary research into the Altaian Paleolithic has shown that the evolution of cultural traditions lasted there for at least ...

Modified: 27.06.2018
Altai , hominines , Neanderthal , Denisovan , mitochondrial DNA , primitive man , Denisova Cave
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The Golden Section of the Anui

... gradual spread to contiguous regions occurred. From this point of view, particularly attractive were regions located at the junction of large geographical regions on the archaeological map of Eurasia. Southern Siberia, particularly the Mountainous Altai (Gorny Altai), is one of those regions as it connects North and Central Asia. Initially, the primary settling of the area probably occurred due to a northern wave of migration of the African Homo erectus (upright man) via the Middle East, West ...

Modified: 19.06.2018
man , Paleolithic , Altai , Anui , stone tools , primitive man
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The mummy continues to reveal secrets

... become as famous as the mummy of a woman from Ak-Alakha 3, a Pazyryk burial site on the Ukok Plateau, discovered by Russian archaeologists in 1993 . No matter how you look at it, it was a discovery of great importance A fragment of the film “Altaians, tombs, scientists” made by S. Barkhatova is dedicated to one of the most impressive archaeological discoveries of the last century – the “frozen” graves of Gorny Altai. Excavations on the Ukok Plateau performed by an expedition led by ...

Modified: 02.03.2017
“frozen” graves , Altai , Ukok Plateau , Pazyryk , Pazyryk culture , MRI , woman mummy , Gorny Altai , Ukok
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The Ukok Female Warrior Has Changed Sex # New paleogenetic data on the bearers of the Pazyryk culture (Gorny Altai)

Twenty-five years ago, the discovery of an ancient Pazyryk paired burial on the Ukok Plateau in the Altai Mountains, home of the famous Altai Princess, gave birth to the hypothesis about the Altai Amazons. Anthropologists were convinced that the burial contained remains of a girl aged 16 to 17, although they always emphasized her “unfeminine” features....

Modified: 01.12.2015
Amazon , Ukok , Altai , Altai Mountains , Pazyryk culture , Pazyryk , anthropology , paleogenetics , Ak-Alakha 1 , weapons
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The Life and Death of the Altai Princess

More than two decades have passed since the discovery of a mummified body of a young woman in a “frozen” sepulture on the Ukok plateau (1993), but the posthumous fate of the “Altai Princess,” the name she was given by the media, still remains a hot topic for discussion. The articles  On the Way to the Celestial Pastures  and Twenty Years After  by Natalia Polosmak, a Siberian archaeologist, present, for the first time,...

Modified: 02.09.2015
Altai , Ukok Plateau , Pazyryk culture , breast cancer , MRI , woman mummy , Altai Princess , Ukok Princess
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The Story of a Shaman Drum

Added to the ethnographic collection of the Museum of History and Culture of the Peoples of Siberia and Russian Far East at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography SB RAS (Novosibirsk) is another exhibit - a drum of the Altai shaman Kondrat Tanashev. This musical and ritual instrument was kept at the home of the well-known film director Grigory M. Kozintsev. In 1930, he was making his film Alone in Gorny Altai, where he met Tanashev, an unusual person and adventurer,...

Modified: 30.08.2010
Altai , shamanism , drums , G.M. Kozintsev , L.Z. Trauberg , cinema , Alone
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Siberian Old Believers: History in Costume

... Ermak. Old Believers occupied a special place among Russian Siberians – these included latest settlers of the early 20th c., mainly coming from the Urals and Volga ( Dvoyedany , Kurgany ), and old settlers ( Kerzhaki , Poliaki , Semeiskiye ). The Altai “Poles” (Poliaki) were descendants of Russian Old Believers who, in the late 17th and early 18th c., escaped religious persecution from various areas in Russia to lands that at that time made part of Poland. In the 1760s they were exiled by ...

Modified: 30.08.2009
Altai , Zabaikalie (Trans-Baikal region) , Siberian old believers , Russian settlers , Poliaki , Semeiskiye , ethnic costume , folk costume , pinafore dress
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The First Researchers of the Altai Caves

Presently, the Altai mountains host quite a number of joint research teams including experts in archaeology, geology, archeo-zoology and archeo-botany. Due to this multidisciplinary research in Altai caves, it has become possible to gain the most reliable and rich scientific ...

Modified: 30.10.2006
Altai , Alei , Tigirek , Charysh , fossil animals , mammoth , rhinoceros , skull , Peter Simon Pallas , Denisova Cave
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Siberian Archaeologists Have Been Awarded the State Prize

... Vyacheslav Molodin and Doctor of History Natalya Polosmak, the State Prize of the Russian Federation for 2004 in Science and Technology for discovering and studying the unique complexes of the Pazyryk culture of the 4th-3d centuries BC in the Gorny Altai. As a result of several archaeological expeditions which took place in the remote districts of Gorny Altai in 1990—1995 the Siberian archaeologists made outstanding discoveries that have received wide publicity all over the world. They discovered ...

Modified: 30.05.2005
Asia , tattoo , archaeology , Altai
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The Golden Section of the Anui

... which gradual spread to contiguous regions occurred. From this point of view, particularly attractive were regions located at the junction of large geographical regions on the archaeological map of Eurasia. Southern Siberia, particularly the Mountainous Altai (Gorny Altai), is one of those regions as it connects North and Central Asia. Initially, the primary settling of the area probably occurred due to a northern wave of migration of the African Homo erectus (upright man) via the Middle East, West ...

Modified: 30.01.2005
man , Paleolithic , Altai , Anui , stone tools , primitive man
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