VESTNIK ARHEOLOGII ANTROPOLOGII I ETNOGRAFII   Ļ 1 (36)  (2017)

Anthropology  

 

The Early Iron Age populations of the Minusinsk hollow: revisiting inter- and intragroup variations

Uchaneva Eu., Kazarnitsky A., Gromov A., Lazaretova N. (St. Petersburg, Russian Federation)

 

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By means of multivariate statistics, we analyzed male craniological series of the Early Iron Age from Western and Southern Siberia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. The intra-group analysis of the series from the Minusinsk Hollow reveals specificity of individuals from the tombs of  the Tesinsk culture, in comparison with other groups. At the same time, the population which left Tesinsk burials is obviously related to the Tagar culture. The analysis of the Tagar series reveals a strong differentiation of individuals from the burials between the Podgornovo and the Saragash periods. The results of the intra-group analyses are confirmed by a broad-scale inter-group analysis of the Eurasian Iron Age series. The Tagar series show clear craniometrical specificity which includes rather small cranial and face breadth, not very broad orbits, small naso-malar and zigomaxillary angles, long cranium and protruding nasal bones.

 

Key words: Early Iron Age, craniological data, the Minusinsk Hollow, the Tagar culture.

 

DOI: 10.20874/2071-0437-2017-36-1-078-087

 

20.03.2017

 

Eu.N. Uchaneva

Peter the Greatís Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, Russian Academy of Sciences, University Emb., 3, St. Petersburg, 199034, Russian Federation

E-mail: ucha.89@mail.ru

 

A.A. Kazarnitsky

Peter the Greatís Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, Russian Academy of Sciences, University Emb., 3, St. Petersburg, 199034, Russian Federation

E-mail: kazarnitski@mail.ru

 

A.V. Gromov

Peter the Greatís Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, Russian Academy of Sciences, University Emb., 3, St. Petersburg, 199034, Russian Federation

E-mail: a.v.gromov@mail.ru

 

N.I. Lazaretova

The State Hermitage Museum, Dvortsovaya Emb., 34, St. Petersburg, 190000, Russian Federation

E-mail: lazaretov@yandex.ru