Weaponry, adornments, and garment accessories from the Krasnyi Stroitel site in the Chuy Valley of Kyrgyzstan

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Abstract

The article analyzes the findings from the destroyed site of Krasnyi Stroitel located on the bank of the Ala-Archa River at the northern outskirts of the city of Bishkek, in the Chuy Valley, Kyrgyzstan. In this area, now taken by a city dump, local school students accidentally found some valuable artifacts, including objects of gold and silver. The analysis of the findings allows determination of their function, time of existence, and cultural affiliation. These objects were part of the adornments and garment accessories of noblemen belonging to ancient nomadic tribes - the carriers of the Kenkol culture, who inhabited the mountains and valleys of Tien Shan and Semirechye in the territory of modern Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, and the Altai Territory in Russia, in the Xiongnu-Xianbei period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-72
Number of pages12
JournalArchaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

Keywords

  • ancient nomads
  • Chuy Valley
  • garment accessories
  • Golden adornments
  • Kenkol culture
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Tien Shan

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