White Pioneer Simferopol

These burial mounds were excavated in a sec. Petrel Nizhnegorsky area near villages and White Pioneer Simferopol district. Carcass culture (first half of II century BC) in the second half of II millennium BC. Oe. in the Crimean steppes spread carcass culture. Distinctive feature of this culture is a peculiar construction of funeral facilities.

In the burial pit let in wooden frame, after which the entire structure blocked the mound. However, quite often buried constructed in a simple rectangular pits or stone boxes. Burials were made in a stretched position on the side with hands folded in the face. Inventory consisted of a vessel in the form of cans of various sizes and quantities bone handicrafts, bronze knives. Carcass burial mound excavated in a culture. Meadow Simferopol district. It recorded a curious ritual: after the burial around on the surface of the stones laid out podpryamougolnuyu unclosed fence, and then poured over the entire structure mound.

The monuments date from the carcass of culture XVI-IX centuries. BC. Oe. Some researchers divide it into stages: carcass (XVI-XIV centuries. BC. Oe.) sabatinovsky (XIII-XII centuries. BC. Oe.) and Belozersky (XI-IX cc. BC. e..) Others believe that this is not the stages, but three distinct archaeological cultures. In the second half of II millennium BC. Oe. much of the population of the Crimea led a sedentary life. Archeologists explored numerous settlements in the Eastern Crimea (for example, a Chalky with. Shebetovka Sudak district, in settlement Planerskoe Koktebel Feodosia City Council), in the foothills of the peninsula, on Tarkhankut.

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