The second issue of «The Arctic Archeology» and the supplement to it were published in Yamal
11:00 8 декабря 2014
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The second issue of the edition «The Arctic Archeology» (Arkheologiya Arktiki) and the supplement to it were published in Yamal. Scientists presented it in the scientific center for study of the Arctic.
Candidate of historical sciences Natalia Fyodorova tells that the first book was published in 2012 on the basis of materials of the scientific conference with international participation dedicated to the 80th anniversary since discovery of Ust-Poluy.
The circulation of the new international collection makes 1000 copies. She thinks it will be enough. The book consists of several sections: «Culture of interaction and interaction of cultures», «Interdisciplinary researches», «Ancient medieval society in the mirror of art», «Russian colonization» and «The newest discoveries in the Arctic». William Fitzhugh from the Arctic Studies Center, America wrote a good article in the section «In memory» – the biographical memoirs about a wonderful woman, a cultural anthropologist Frederica de Laguna. She researched indigenous peoples of the North of the American continent. She died in 2004, as Natalia Fyodorova tells. An employee of the European University in Saint Petersburg Yelena Lyarskaya prepared very interesting materials. She found and published a report about the expedition of Valery Chernetsov to Yamal in 1929.
A senior research worker of the sector of archeology at the center Andrey Plekhanov presented the supplement to the collection. As he tells, the catalogue was prepared by materials of the ancient settlement Yarte-6. It was found in 1991 and was excavated during several field seasons. As he notes, till the present time the collection was never published completely. The catalogue will be interesting for specialists and wide circle of readers. Archeologists need to contact, including, with help of such editions for finding of different analogies. A small part of the collection was exhibited in the Museum-exhibition complex of Shemanovskiy in Salekhard, and in the catalogue it is presented completely.
The scientist tells that the excavations in the ancient settlement were not big but gave the richest collection – more than 2000 items. The catalogue includes 486 items, their colored illustrations and descriptions are given. Among them there are: details of clothes, decorations, tools for fishing, knives, toys. The biggest part of the collection is dedicated to processing of pelts. It includes tools made of bone and wood, which were used in the 10-11th centuries on the Yuribey River.