Scythian barrows-cenotaphs of the Volovarskata Mogila Group on the left bank of the lower danube
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FOKEEV, Mihail; SINIKA, Vitalii; RUSSEV, Nicolai. Scythian barrows-cenotaphs of the Volovarskata Mogila Group on the left bank of the lower danube. In: Stratum plus. 2018, nr. 3, pp. 87-102. ISSN 1608-9057.
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Numărul 3 / 2018 / ISSN 1608-9057 /ISSNe 1857-3533

Scythian barrows-cenotaphs of the Volovarskata Mogila Group on the left bank of the lower danube


DOI: 2-s2.0-85049666349
Pag. 87-102

Fokeev Mihail1, Sinika Vitalii2, Russev Nicolai3
 
1 T.G. Shevchenko State University of Pridnestrovie, Tiraspol,
2 Nizhnevartovsk State University,
3 High Anthropological School
 
Disponibil în IBN: 27 august 2018


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The paper describes and analyzes materials obtained from the Scythian barrows in the Volovarskata Mogila group near Novokamenka village, Izmail district, on the left bank of the Lower Danube. Both barrows turned out to be cenotaphs, since there were no funerary structures on the areas bordered by ring ditches. Eight Heraclean amphorae of the same type were found in the ditch of barrow 1. Seven similar vessels originate from the ditch of barrow 2, where a Heraclean amphora with the englyphic stamp of the manufacturer was also found. The barrows are dated to the end of the 4th - the first third of the 3rd century BC. Obviously, the practice of constructing cenotaphs is a particular evidence of the settled way of life of the Scythians, at least since the end of the 4th century BC.

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Barrows, Left bank of the lower danube, Scythians,

Cenotaphs, Heraclea, Pontica amphorae, The end of 4th-first third of the 3rd century BC