MAIASK. 2015. No. 7

E.N. Tarasenko (Norilsk, Russia), M.E. Tarasenko (Moscow, Russia), D.E. Tarasenko (Moscow, Russia)


The Saltov-Mayatsky Culture Fortuitous Findings from the Stone Graves Reserve Environs

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Pages: 71-86

The article covers description and identification of a number of iron objects fortuitous findings in the upstream of the Karatish River (a left feeder of the Berda), further south than the Stone Graves (the Kamenniye Mogili) branch of the Ukrainian Steppe Nature Reserve, in Volodarsk district of the Donetsk region (Ukraine). The above mentioned findings are concerned to the Saltov-Mayatsky culture and can be dated to the 8th10th centuries AD by comparison with archaeological material that is already introduced into the science. Additional explorations and researches are required to solve the questions concerning the scale of possible settlement of the Saltov-Mayatsky culture, the relation of these fortuitous findings to Ukrainka I settlement known to the present time, to the Kurgan group on the right bank of the Karatish, and to traces of the Tatar town, described by local history expert Ya.P. Novitzkiy.


Key words: the Saltov-Mayatsky culture, fortuitous findings, Rozovka, the Stone Graves, Karatish, Ukrainka I, flail.


Received May 6, 2015
Accepted for publication June 7, 2015


About the authors:

Tarasenko Evgeniy Nikolaevich (Norilsk, Russia). Independent researcher, Candidate of Technical Sciences,

Associate Professor, Director of the Polar Division of Diagnostics Center of Public Joint Stock Company Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel.


Tarasenko Mikhail Evgenievich (Moscow, Russia). Independent researcher, Head of Procurement Management of Siberian Generating Company Ltd.

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Tarasenko Dmitry Evgenievich (Moscow, Russia). Independent researcher, specialist of the department a complete set, TER-Moskva Ltd.