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H 297 x W 210 mm

166 pages

Illustrated throughout in black & white

Published Nov 2015

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784911881

Digital: 9781784911898

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The Enigmatic World of Ancient Graffiti

Rock Art in Chukotka. The Chaunskaya Region, Russia

By Margarita Kir’yak

Translated by Richard L. Bland

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This monograph is devoted to small forms of engraving on stone. It summarises the archaeological material obtained during the course of excavations at the Rauchuvagytgyn I site in northern Cukotka (dated to 2500 years ago). The book analyses the content and semantics of the pictorial resources and ethnic identification is made.



Translator’s Introduction Preface Introduction Chapter I. Cultural and Chronological Characteristics of the Rauchuvagytgyn I Site Chapter II. The Semantic Interpretation of the Graffiti Chapter III. Ethnic Identification of the Ymyyakhtakh Culture Conclusion Postscript References Appendix

About the Author

Dr Margarita Kiry’ak is one of the foremost archaeologists of far Northeast Asia (Chukotka). She has been conducting archaeological research in Chukotka for more than 30 years, during which time she has published four books in Russia, Great Britain, and the U.S., and 115 scholarly articles in Russia, the U.S., Italy, and Korea.