The Siberian expedition of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences continues its work on the territory of the Republic of Khakassia. During the excavations at the burial ground “Station Kamyshta-7” and “Station Kamyshta-6”, archaeologists discovered amazing artifacts that aroused the interest of scientists and historians.
The tomb belonging to the Lugav culture of the Late Bronze Age (XI-VIII centuries BC) became an object of close study. Despite the fact that the tomb had already been destroyed by looters, archaeologists managed to find several intact burials.
In one of the graves they found a bronze knife, jewelry made of the same metal and an object similar to its Chinese counterpart called a “charioteer’s belt. This special bronze item allowed the charioteer to strap himself to the carriage to have his hands free.
Similar belts have already been found in the Minusinsk hollow, but this particular find is unique because it was discovered together with a burial.
Scientists from the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography note that this find raises questions about the appearance of horse-drawn carriages in the Late Bronze Age, although chariots themselves have not yet been discovered.
The Bronze Age, which lasted from about 3000 to 1000 B.C., is one of the important stages of human development. Bronze was actively used to create weapons, jewelry and other objects. The culture and technology of that time are of great interest to researchers.
Investigations of archaeological finds help scientists to better understand life and customs of ancient peoples. Our country is rich in archaeological monuments, which help to reconstruct the history of our ancestors.
The find in Khakassia is of great importance for studying the history of this region and the entire Siberia. It allows scientists to make assumptions about how horse-drawn carriages originated and what was their significance in the life of ancient peoples.
“The charioteer’s belt is an interesting artifact that can expand our knowledge of Bronze Age culture and technology. Further research will help scientists more accurately determine the characteristics of this object and its role in the daily life of ancient people.
The discovery of unique artifacts in Khakassia opens up new horizons for Bronze Age research. It allows scientists to bring new data into the history of this period and better understand the life of ancient peoples. Further excavations and research will help to expand our knowledge about the culture and technology of that time.