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Archaeologists of FEFU have discovered a medieval Jurchen burial ground in Primorye - EastRussia | Far East






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Archaeologists of FEFU have discovered in Primorye the medieval Jurchen burial ground

Scientists of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) during the excavations in the Shkotovsky district in the south of the Primorye Territory discovered a unique burial of the Jurchen era of the Jin empire, the university press service said on Friday. In total, 27 burials were discovered, such burial grounds were not found in the region before.

"The monument dates back to the 12th-13th centuries. Among the interesting artifacts found are remains of several clay pots with unusual ornamentation, tiled ornaments, hunting and armor-piercing iron tips, Chinese coins issued from 1102 in 1106 years, "the report said. After processing all of them will supplement the fundamental collection of the museum of the university. "An interesting fragment of glazed ceramics was also discovered - this is undoubtedly a very prestigious product for that time. Similar things in the territory of Primorye were not made, but were delivered from southern China ", the words of the head of the Museum of Archeology and Ethnography of the FEFU Educational and Scientific Museum Evgeny Nikitin are quoted in the message. According to scientists, artifacts indicate that people of high status were buried here.

It is reported that work on the medieval monument will continue for another month, after which the group will move to the Solontsovaya-2 object, which refers to the Yankovo ​​culture of the paleometal epoch (VIII-I century BC) and the early culture of the early Iron Age 1st century AD). There, scientists expect even more interesting findings.