Ancient dwellings and fragments of Bronze Age ceramics have been found in the Arctic
Specialists of the Arctic Research Center of the Yamal-Nenets autonomous district have found the remains of a wooden structure, probably a Bronze Age house, as well as fragments of ceramics and tools made of stone in the archaeological monument Salekhard 4 settlement. This was reported by the press service of the Yamalo-Nenets government on Tuesday.
“The scientists made a small excavation and discovered the remains of a wooden structure. Apparently, the Bronze Age dwelling. The collection of finds in 2020 has been updated by the fragments of Bronze Age and the Middle Ages ceramics, by tools made of stone: knives, knife plates and arrowheads”, the report says. These findings will be handed over to the Shemanovsky Museum-Exhibition Complex, and soil samples will be sent to the laboratory for examination.
The main part of the dwelling has not been preserved as the monument was partially destroyed in the middle of the last century during the construction of the pier of the oil terminal. The works at the archaeological monument Salekhard 4 settlement have been financed with a grant from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research.
Scientists of the Arctic Research Center believe that during the Eneolithic Era, a temporary settlement of sedentary fishermen had been located at the Angal Cape, and permanent settlements appeared later, in the Bronze and the Early Middle Ages.
“The scientist will compare the obtained data with the current conditions, so they will be able to make predictions about on the development of the climate and ecosystems in the future. The archaeologists will get new knowledge about the causes of human settlement in the Arctic,” says the announcement.