Siberian archaeologists have discovered on the Yamal Peninsula the burial of men of the European race
Scientists came to the conclusion that the burial relates to the first third — the middle of XVII century.
NOVOSIBIRSK, January 24. /TASS/. Novosibirsk scientists have found that the remains of two people, the burial of which are found on the archaeological site of Ust-Waikaraka settlement on the Yamal Peninsula, belong to men of the Caucasian race, which is unusual for this area. About the uniqueness of the burial and other features of Ust ‘ -Waikaraka settlement TASS was told by geneticists and archaeologists.
Burial in Ust-Vocarska the settlement in the floodplain of river Gornaya Ob was discovered in 2016 on the last season of field work in the monument. Two skeletons found in the remains of a wooden house, right in the hearth, where the fire burns. That men were buried, and were there for some other reason, showed traces of the corresponding ritual. Archaeologists came to the conclusion that the burial relates to the first third — the middle of XVII century.
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Both skeletons were found in a Mat of tufts of grass, beneath a preserved fragments of clothes and shoes. At the same time, despite the fact that the skeletons were placed directly on the hearth or on the bones, no marks on clothes the thermal effects were found that, according to the researchers, suggests that the hearth was not used for its intended purpose after the Commission of the burial. Archaeologists admit that this may be due to the fact that the local peoples had the practice of leaving the home after certain events. DNA buried well preserved in the tibia bones, genetics, studying it.
“We are paleogenetics the study of samples of femoral bone [found in Ust-Voicecom settlement]. In a significant number of cases such an examination can give information about the origin of individuals, that is where they could get whether they belong to the indigenous people of this territory, or this alien people. With high probability, it is the people, apparently from somewhere in the Western regions of Eurasia”, — said leading researcher of the Institute of Cytology and genetics, Siberian division (ICG SB RAS) Alexander Pilipenko.