Tunnug 1 (Arzhan 0) – an early Scythian kurgan in Tuva Republic, Russia

Caspari, Gino; Sadykov, Timur; Blochin, Jegor; Hajdas, Irka (2018). Tunnug 1 (Arzhan 0) – an early Scythian kurgan in Tuva Republic, Russia. Journal of Archaeological Research in Asia, 15, pp. 82-87. Elsevier 10.1016/j.ara.2017.11.001

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The burial mound Tunnug 1 (Arzhan 0) lies in a swamp of the Uyuk River Valley, Tuva Republic, Russia. The construction of this princely Scythian tomb is similar to the earliest identified Scythian kurgan Arzhan 1. Preserved wood from the burial mound was dated through AMS to the 9th century BCE. This confirms that Tunnug 1 (Arzhan 0) belongs to the oldest Scythian cultural horizon and potentially predates Arzhan 1. Due to its peculiar topographic location Tunnug 1 (Arzhan 0) appears to be a frozen tomb.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of Archaeological Sciences > Near Eastern Archaeology

UniBE Contributor:

Caspari, Gino

Subjects:

900 History > 930 History of ancient world (to ca. 499)

ISSN:

2352-2267

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Gino Ramon Caspari

Date Deposited:

26 Feb 2019 15:50

Last Modified:

27 Oct 2019 19:19

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.ara.2017.11.001

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.124483

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/124483

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