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VII International Conference in memoriam German Fyodorov-Davydov

Z. V. Dode (Rostov-on-Don, Russian Federation)

On a Polovtsian Burial: Interpretations of Mercury Presence

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Pages: 161-163

The unique feature of the nomadic burial from the Shumaevski II burial ground is the presence of mercury. The paper deals with certain controversial conjectures and proposes counterarguments regarding the employment of mercury in the burial ritual. Special attention is paid to textile remains and their correspondence with the burial inventory and ritual complex.

Keywords: Mongol Empire, South Ural region, nomads, funerary rite, mercury, embalming, archaeological textiles

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Zvezdana V. Dode.
Doctor of Historical Sciences. Southern Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Address: Chehov St., 41, Rostov-on-Don, 344006, Russian Federation 
E-mail: [email protected]

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