Archaeologists went to Ugra in the footsteps of Novgorod ushkuynik

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Leading archaeologists of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, as well as students, went on the expedition "In Search of Ancient Ugra". In the study of the ancient settlement of Sherkaly-1 in the Oktyabrsky district of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug about 100 people will take part.

Photo: Bartosz Swiatkowski / University of Gdansk
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“An archaeological expedition is being conducted to study and preserve the material culture of the indigenous peoples of Siberia in the early Iron Age and the Middle Ages,” the press service of the Russian Geographical Society reports.

In addition, students of history from Ugra and Novosibirsk will also take part in master classes and individual consultations from leading archaeologists of the country.

Note that the historical monument of Sherkaly-1 refers to the period of military and trade campaigns of Novgorod to Ugra in the XI-XIV centuries and the Moscow warriors in the XV-XVII centuries. Scientists assume that initially there was a trading post for buying furs, which later turned into a town of the Kodian principality. The first excavations of the settlement took place in 1979. Last year, archaeologists discovered more than 458 silver jewelry, weapons and household items, as well as structural elements of the architectural structures of the time.

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