Female ornaments of the xiongnu-xianbei age from Ulug-choltukh, the Edigan river valley, Gorny Altai

Y. S. Hudiakov

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Abstract

Head and neck ornaments from mid-1st millennium AD nomadic (Airydash type) female burials at Ulug-Choltukh on the Edigan River (right tributary of the Katun) in Gorny Altai are described. Certain women were buried with a rich set of head ornaments, which included bronze and iron plates, pendants, beads, and plaques of various sizes. The decoration of shawls, plaits, ear-rings, and necklaces is reconstructed based on the analysis of these artifacts. Different types of ornament sets may have been worn by women of various ages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-114
Number of pages8
JournalArchaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Edigan River
  • Female ornaments
  • Gorny Altai
  • hairdo
  • headgear
  • necklace
  • Xiongnu-Xianbei period

OECD FOS+WOS

  • 6.01.BI ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 5.09.EN CULTURAL STUDIES
  • 5.04.BF ANTHROPOLOGY

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