Burial sites as a source of facial reconstruction of the indigenous population from the river Ket basin (XVXVII AD) 

Bobrova A.I. (Tomsk, Russian Federation), Alekseeva E.A. (Tyumen, Russian Federation)


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The article presents results of the study of archaeological and paleoanthropological materials from burial mounds in the basin of the river Ket (XV–XVII AD). The region was a special contact area in the Late Middle Ages. The phenomenon is in the fact that people of different ethnic groups lived there: Kets, Selkups, Evenks and Russians. The researchers made a clear conclusion about ethnic identification of the peoples from burial grounds (XV–XVII AD). They were Samodeic-Selkup. The research focused on anthropological materials from burial grounds of the low (Yoltyrevsky burial mound II, Yoltyrevsky burial mound III), and middle (Karbinsky burial mound II) Keta river basin (Kolpashevsky and Verkhneketsky Districts of Tomsk region). Those artifacts were made by members of the Southern group of Selkups (Narym), representatives of the ethnic groups of siussekum (siussykum). The appearance of representatives of that population is recreated with the help of anthropological reconstruction in graphic technique.


Key words: Western Siberia, the river Ket, burial mounds, the Late Middle Ages, Narym Selkup, Chumulkup, Siusekum, anthropological reconstruction, facial approximation.


DOI: 10.20874/2071-0437-2016-34-3-116-126




A.I. Bobrova

Tomsk Locar Lore Museum, Lenina prospect, 75, Tomsk, 634050, Russian Federation



E.A. Alekseeva

Institute of Problems of Development of the North, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Malygin st., 86, Tyumen, 625026, Russian Federation