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Stratum plus. 2017. No3

M. N. Daragan (Kiev, Ukraine)

On the Formation of Scythian Quiver Sets in the Second Half of the 6th Century BC

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Pages: 51-111

The series of identical or similar type of arrowheads, produced using one of similar type molding boxes, were identified in quivers from the North Pontic region kurgans through the search among Scythian symmetrical arrowheads with hidden plug from the second chronological group. A series of burials were defined with identical symmetrical arrowheads with the groove reaching the point, П-formed groove covering 2/3 of the arrowhead length, and similar head-tipped arrowheads with a small extended sleeve and size of 1.5—2 cm, and weight of 0,56—1,50 gr. Warriors, in which burials such arrowheads were found, were contemporaries. The lifetime of such arrowheads from these burials is limited to the period of the third quarter 6th — no later than the turn of 6th/5th centuries BC, according to their deposition in the funerary complexes. The studied series of symmetrical arrowheads are solely the product of Northern Black Sea region. Symmetrical arrowheads of this time are fundamentally different from the arrows of the Early Scythian epoch, and 5th—4th century BC, both in morphology and metrology. The appearance of a series of technically and stylistically identical arrowheads on the relatively large area ipoints to the fact that they not only were produced in the same environment, but also that there existed market-oriented craft industries. The source of supply could be seen as a single master or a single workshop or a variety of shops, but using the same templates.

Keywords: North Pontic Region, Scythian Period, Scythians, chronology, arrowheads, quiver set, arrowheads production, weapon logistic

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Marina Daragan
(Kiev, Ukraine). Candidate of Historical Sciences. Institute of Archaeology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Geroev Stalingrada Ave., 12, Kiev, 04210, Ukraine
E-mail: [email protected]

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