THE SECRET OF THE NINETEENTH LAYER: LISTVENKA SITE
by Yelena AKIMOVA, Cand. Sc. (Hist.), Senior Research Assistant of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography, RAS SB (Novosibirsk) The late Paleolithic multilayer site Listvenka is located in the vicinity of the town of Divnogorsk, 40 km away from Krasnoyarsk. Its age is estimated within 16.5-10 thous. years. The site was discovered in 1982 by the schoolboy Alexei Guryanov and Director of the Divnogorsk Museum Konstantin Zyryanov. In 1983 archeological excavations of the site were commenced by a group from the Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical Institute (later-university) led by Nikolai Drozdov (1983-1986), Cand. Sc. (Hist.), Head of the Chair of National History (KSPU), Manager of the Laboratory of Archeology and Paleogeography of Central Siberia, RAS SB Institute of Archeology and Ethnography, and the author of this article (1987-1997). For the years of excavation works Listvenka became widely known for unique findings of stone and bone utensils and household complexes: fireplaces, workshops, and dwellings. This article deals with a specific, 19th cultivated layer of the site that revealed unique and quite surprising artifacts. стр. 18 HOW IT ALL BEGAN A scientific article might have started like this: "In 1996-1997, in the 19th cultivated layer of Listvenka site, about 7 m deep from the daylight surface, a household complex, interpreted as a dwelling-workshop, was discovered and studied...". In fact, the story began in August 1992 when our small group, mostly composed of students of the Krasnoyarsk Pedagogical Institute, was preparing Listvenka site for an international academic conference. It was required to clear out all huge terraced walls of the site containing fragments of cultivated layers to show them to the visitors. Perhaps we could have considered ourselves constructors of a sand castle if Listvenka site and all immense excavated soils anyhow resembled a sand-box... Somewhere in the early August I asked Sergei Volkov, a ... Читать далее
Eesti Online · 936 days ago 0 139
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