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The funeral groups of Koisug burial mound on the Lower Don

V.S.Yatsenko 1

1러시아 Southern federal university

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ABSTRACT

The article is devoted to the funeral groups of Koisug burial mound. The analyses of Koisug cemetery complex as well as publications of previous investigators lead us to the conclusion, that this group of burials belongs to northern (Kumo-Manych) of province of Maikop- Novosvobodnaya community. Though the unified burial ritual, there two separate subgroups of burials inside it were observed. It was difficult to define the reasons of clear-cut distinction between these two groups for the lack of complexes and their local phenomenon. It is practically impossible to define chronology disparity of these burial places. Only one subgroup of Barrow No5 in the time frame from the end of 41 till the middle of 37 BC can be dated. One shouldn't insist on different sources of influence or migration as both subgroups can be compared only to psecupskij variant of Maikop-Novosvobodnaya community. The reasons of distinction are only observed in the degree of conformity with Maikop funeral ceremony. In all probability, it was an observation of funeral rites in Maikop tradition that emphasizes on the high social status of the buried.

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