This may be confirmed by the presence (in one case) next to the ring calculations pain Shih slabs with carved figures. The drawings are very original and unusual as the plot and the style of execution. Amazingly realistic depicted on one plate riding a goat, on the other - steppe horse, the third - a flock of waterfowl itits on the fourth - the moose - the animal, it is not typical of the fauna is not only the Tien Shan mountain, and adjacent lowland areas of Central Asia. Not stopping at a more detailed examination of these figures (as they should be the subject of a separate study), we note only that you can confidently talk about their uniqueness and the absence of precise analogies among them multi for numerous monuments of ancient rock art, spread on a wide area and probably, of their early dating.
In 1988 and 1989. Keden in the cemetery have been excavated 30 mounds, including 8 large - "the king" type, which gave an entirely new type of burial for the territory of Kyr camp. Burials were made in them in the spacious wooden frames with a very interesting inventory, inventory from the closest of the known mound "Issyk" (such as gold plaques sewn on clothes, etc.).
A. Private burial of the nomadic population.
Most of the burials studied, as mentioned above belonged to the simple nomads and different from the "royal" more modest size and simplicity vnutrimogilnyh structures.
Monuments of the early nomads Seven Rivers, and Tien Shan were first investigated vye ANBernshtam in 1944 and then in 1945, 1949. (Bershptam, 1951, 1952) and continued in the Tien Shan, AK Kibirov in 1953-1955. (Kibirov, 1955, 1959) and in the Seven Rivers CA Akishev. In 1981 was organized by the Tien-Shan Institute of History of the archaeological team of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic, under the leadership of KI Tashbayeva to resume work in re gion. During the field seasons 1981, 1983, 1984. burial squad investigated three: Basquiat I, II and Keden Basquiat. They uncovered 91 different times and polytypic mound, 59 of them attributed to the period of early nomads sources (Tashbayeva, 1983, 1985, 1985a, 1986). Parallel to the excavation of the Tien-Shan led AK Abetekov.
Mortuary facilities and funeral rites. In Tse scrap in the Inner Tien-Shan in 29 groups and burial tombs uncovered the mound with 144 buried underground tombs with values in 16 - ANBernshtam, 69 - AK Kibirov, 59 - KI Tashbayeva . In the Seven Rivers uncovered more than 150 mounds reporting period, almost similar to Tien Shan. (Excavations ANBernshtam, KA and AK Akisheva, GG Babansky, etc.). The work of Bernshtam and AK were Kibirov rekognostsiro nal character, was opened by one, two, or carried How many mounds in each group. Therefore, the monuments of the Tien Shan, studied not only time but also in other periods, we have quite an idea. In this regard, our work differ somewhat in recent years, when possible, dissected the entire whole group or a large part of it, which gave a more complete representation tion about each of the complexes and in general the culture of these nomads wounds Tien Shan.
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