Researchers from Salekhard and Omsk will study the archeological monument Ngarka-Yedyotayakha-1
9:20 13 июня 2017
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This year a senior researcher of the sector of archeology at the scientific center for study of the Arctic Andrey Plekhanov will shift field researches on the Yamal peninsula from the Yuribey River to the south. The excavations will be conducted between the settlements Panayevsk and Yar-Salye on the Ngarka-Yedyotayakha River. This information was given on the 13th of June by Andrey Plekhanov in Salekhard on the press-conference in the news agency “Sever-Press”.
The archeological monument Ngarka-Yedyotayakha-1 dates back to the epoch of the Middle Ages between the 7th and the 9th centuries AD. It was discovered in 1996, but then an archaeological report was not made, and the object was only included into the registry of the service for protection of monuments. In 2015 inventory work, tachometric survey were conducted there, an archeological test pit was laid, it showed presence of a cultural layer from 30 to 40 centimeters rich in fragments of ceramics. It became the basis for next work, which will be conducted this year. “In tundra of Yamal there is a small number of archaeological monuments with a cultural layer, especially containing the large amount of artifacts. We got lucky here, so this year we are focusing attention on this monument”, as the scientist said.
The expedition to Ngarka-Yedyotayakha-1 is scheduled for the 5th of July, it will include four students from Omsk and two specialists from Salekhard, all of them have experience in conducting excavations. It is supposed to come back on the 3rd-4th of August.
As Andrey Plekhanov notes, the last year field season was very successful: the Gydan Peninsula, Yuribey, burial places on Yur-Yakha-3, all the archaeological monuments there date back into the period from the 9th to the 12th century. Ngarka-Yedyotayakha-1 will help to explore the seventh — ninth centuries. In the future the specialists would like to work with the monuments covering the period from the fourth to the seventh centuries. It will allow exploring history of the region more fully, as Andrey Plekhanov explains.