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I.A. Usova

Methods to Study Costume according to Archeological Materials: the Historiographical Aspect

The article is devoted to the methods of studying the Central Asian ancient nomad costume. Some articles devoted to the problems of using methods of natural sciences to research the costume wore by nomadic societies in Late Antiquity appear in scientific publications. Special attention is paid to preservation, restoration and reconstruction in studying pieces of clothes from burials. In modern researches original reconstructions of costumes belong to people inhabited the Central Asia in the Antiquity and in the Middle Ages are presented using archaeological, written and visual sources.
Key words: costume, nomads, historiography, methods, reconstruction, Central Asia.

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