Сурунгур - новый памятник раннего голоцена в Ферганской долине

Translated title of the contribution: Surungur - New Early Holocene Archaeological Site in Fergana Valley

S. Shnaider, S. Zhilich, A. Yu Fedorchenko, W. Rendu, E. Parkhomchuk, S. Alisher Kyzy, V. V. Olenchenko, L. Tsibizov, N. Serdyuk, N. Zelenkov, T. Chargynov, A. Krivoshapkin

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The article presents the first results of a comprehensive study of the new archaeological site Surungur in the Fergana Valley. Interdisciplinary research was conducted in 2018-2019 by an international Russian-Kyrgyz expedition. The direct archeological work at the site was preceded by geophysical surveys, which helped to identify the most promising areas for future research. The archaeological excavations made it possible to identify a series of fire places, to obtain a representative collection of paleofaunal material, lithic industry and bone tools. The stone industry is represented by blade knapping, among bone awls, point and elongated bead. Archaeological research indicates that Ovis, unidentified ovicaprin and cervid bones predominate in the Early Holocene sediments. Pollen analysis and analysis of small mammals allowed reconstruction of the paleo-environment at different stages of Early Holocene. The data obtained indicate that the Surungur site has been continuously inhabited since the Early Holocene. New data indicate that the materials of the lower cultural horizons of the site under study fit organically into the context of the known Neolithic cultures of the mountain part of Central Asia and find more analogies with the Hissar culture.

Translated title of the contributionSurungur - New Early Holocene Archaeological Site in Fergana Valley
Original languageRussian
Article number18
Pages (from-to)319-337
Number of pages19
JournalStratum Plus
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Fergana valley
  • stone age
  • multidisciplinary approach
  • Early Holocene
  • lithic industry
  • bone tools
  • BONE



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  • 03.41 Archaeology


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