The burial at Ak-Alakha-3 Mound 1, Gorny Altai: New findings

T. A. Chikisheva, N. V. Polosmak, A. V. Zubova

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Abstract

Osteological and archaeological facts concerning burial 1 at Ak-Alakha-3 mound 1 in Gorny Altai, are presented. The barrow is famous for the mummy of a woman (burial 2). Burial 1 was situated immediately above the timber frame with the mummy, and contained the remains of a male and a juvenile. Features of the funerary rite shed light on the social status of the so-called Kara-Koba burials associated with the Pazyryk culture. Pathological symptoms detected in the man's skeleton indicate physical disability. The individual died a violent death.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-154
Number of pages11
JournalArchaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ARS-syndrome
  • enthesopathies
  • Kara-Koba burials
  • Pazyryk culture
  • spina bi.ftda occulta

OECD FOS+WOS

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

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