A.S. Fedoruk, D.V. Papin, A.A. Rednikov, O.A. Fedoruk, M.A. Demin
Housebuilding Traditions of the Late Bronze Age Population in Altai Steppe (Based on Burla 3 Settlement)
The article is devoted to the introduction of new data about the traditions of house building in “Burla type of monuments” of the late Bronze in Altai Steppe, based on the excavations in Burla 3 settlement in 2013–2015. During the period of the excavations, the authors fully or partially investigated four houses and premises which helped to understand the structure of the construction. It was found out that the ancient builders used the type of structures which is widely represented on the Late Bronze monuments in adjacent territories (Irmen’, Late Irmen’ of the Ob region in Novosibirsk, Baraba and Sargarinsko-Alekseevskaya constructions of Kazakhstan). It is concluded that Burla 3 is a stationary settlement with architecturally designed buildings. It is pointed out that in addition to a series of bronze, stone and clay objects which find direct analogies in the Late Bronze complexes in the Middle Asia and Kazakhstan, south-west relations demonstrate the features of architectural design of the settlement. In general, the tradition of the housebuilding is a wide range of synchronous analogies on the Late Bronze Age sites in the south of Western Siberia.
Key words: Archaeology, Steppe Altai, Late Bronze Age, the fellowship, the home
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Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia); Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences (Novosibirsk, Russia)E-mail: email@example.com