Kurgan Studies

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Author  Akos Peto
Publisher  British Archaeological Reports
Publication Date   July 15, 2011
ISBN  1407308025
Pages  350

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This volume presents a series of archaeological and scientific studies focusing on Kurgans in Hungary and Russia. Kurgans are the burial mounds of Bronze and Copper Age societies that can be traced back to the 4th Millennium cal BC. The Kurgans of the Eurasian steppe zone preserve palaeosoils and represent a fantastic resource for investigating Holocene environmental changes. The studies presented in this volume principally focus on the Lyukas-halom and Csípo-halom kurgans in Hungary and the Skvortsovsky and Labazovsky kurgans in Russia, though there are also several papers that explore the wider world of the Kurgans. On the whole, this volume brings together papers on a multi- and interdisciplinary scale, and sheds light on the current status and state-of-art of kurgan studies. Contents: Introduction Requiem for kurgans (Tóth, A); 1) The complex condition assessment survey of kurgans in Hungary (Tóth, Cs. and Tóth, A.); 2) On the history of the Bronze Age studies in the steppe near the Ural Mountains (Yevgenyev, A. A.); 3) Research of PitGrave culture kurgans in Hungary in the last three decades (Dani, J.); 4) HajdúnánásTedejLyukas-halom - An interdisciplinary survey of a typical kurgan from the Great Hungarian Plain region: a case study (The revision of the kurgans from the territory of Hungary) (Horváth, T.); 5) PitGrave Culture of the South near the Ural Mountains (Morgunova, N. L.); 6) TimberGrave culture in the basin of the Samara as an example of the Skvortsovsky and Labazovsky burial grounds (Morgunova, N. L. and Kuptsova, V.L.); 7) Nomads of the steppe near the Ural Mountains in the Middle Ages (MATYUSHKO, I. V.); 8) Human remains from the kurgan at HajdúnánásTedejLyukas-halom and an anthropological outline of the PitGrave ethnic groups (Zoffman, Zs. K.); 9) Mineralogical and geochemical evolution of two kurgans from the Great Hungarian Plain (Csanádi, A. M. and Tóth, T.); 10) Groundwater movements and its geochemical properties around and in the Csípo-halom kurgan (Kuti, L., Fuegedi, U. and Boros, A.); 11) Geomorphological classification of Hungarian kurgans (Tóth, Cs.); 12) Detailed palaeopedological analysis of kurgans of the Great Hungarian Plain (Barczi, A. and Joó, K.); 13) Soil micromorphological investigations of the buried soil and cultural layers of the HajdúnánásTedejLyukas-halom kurgan (Busci, T.); 14) Detection of the directional variation of palaeosol properties in the Filippovka 1 kurgan cemetery (Orenburg region, Russia) (Khokhlova, O. S., Justus, A. A., Meshalkina, J. L. and Khokhlov, A. A.); 15) An interpretation of the soil 14C results of the HajdúnánásTedejLyukas-halom kurgan (Molnár, M. and Svingor, É.); 16) Short and long-term pedochronosequences of the Skvortsovsky burial ground in the Buzuluk River valley (Orenburg region, Russia) (Khokhlova, O. S. And Khokhlov, A.); 17) The process of the Bolshoi Sintashta Kurgans construction (Chelyabinsk region, Russia) in the light of pedological and radiocarbon data (Golyeva, A. A. and Khokhlova, O. S.); 18) A quarter-malacological inventory of Hungarian kurgans (Suemegi, P. and Szilágyi, G.); 19) The usage of wood in burial rites: data obtained from kurgans of the Filippovka-1 burial site (Golyeva, A. A.); 20) Archaeobotanical remains of the Late Copper Age from the Carpathian Basin (Gyulai, F.); 21) Palaeovegetational reconstruction of the HajdúnánásTedejLyukas-halom based on combined micropalaeobotanical analysis (Peto, Á. And Cummings, L. S.); 22) Anthropogenic impacts and management of natural grasslands on kurgans (Penksza, K., Kiss, T.; Herczeg, E.; Nagy, A. and Malatinszky, Á.); 23) Evaluation of vegetational changes in the natural vegetation cover of kurgans (Csípo- and Kántor-kurgan) (Penksza, K., Joó, K., Nagy, A. and Herczeg, E.); 24) Effects of extrazonal and climatic conditions on the vegetation of kurgans. A pilot study from the Hortobágy (Csípo-halom) (Penksza, K., Loksa, G., Barczi, A. and Malatinszky, A.).

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