New evidence for a bronze age date of chariot depictions in the eurasian steppes

Caspari, Gino; Sadykov, Timur; Blochin, Jegor; Bolliger, Matthias; Szidat, Sönke (2020). New evidence for a bronze age date of chariot depictions in the eurasian steppes. Rock Art Research. The journal of the Australian Rock Art Research Association, 37(1), pp. 53-58. Archaeological Publications

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Two-wheeled horse-drawn chariot depictions in the Eurasian steppe have long been stylistically dated to the Bronze Age. Here we present an example of a petroglyph embedded in the architecture of an early Scythian royal tomb in the Tuva Republic, Siberia. The construction of the tomb is dated through wiggle-matching to between 833 and 800 BCE (95.4%) thus providing a rare terminus ante quem for chariot depictions in southern Siberia.The new evidence supports the current chronological range for this type of petroglyph in the Eurasian steppe belt.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Departement of Chemistry and Biochemistry
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of Archaeological Sciences > Pre- and Early History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of Archaeological Sciences

UniBE Contributor:

Caspari, Gino Ramon; Bolliger, Matthias and Szidat, Sönke

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
500 Science > 540 Chemistry
900 History > 930 History of ancient world (to ca. 499)

ISSN:

0813-0426

Publisher:

Archaeological Publications

Language:

English

Submitter:

Gino Ramon Caspari

Date Deposited:

19 Dec 2019 12:16

Last Modified:

17 Apr 2020 14:34

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.136504

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/136504

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