By Alexei Okladnikov
Fresh archaeological reveals close to the Amur River have exposed a truly old tradition that relates on to the present-day peoples dwelling within the similar common region of Siberia.... There can rarely be one other position on this planet the place an historical artwork is so heavily interwoven with modern lifestyles. lots of the archaeological and ethnographic items proven during this ebook belong to 2 classes -- the Neolithic and the 19th and 20th centuries.
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C. Sheremetyevo, Viazemsky district, Khabarovsk territory. 48 40 on a basalt rock. elks. 5 (left-hand elk). Fourth-third Wood. Length Height 67. Tiger. Incised on a basalt rock. Height cised incarnation of a spirit. Resembles a basalt rock. 45 38 Anthropomorphous masks and 36 Bear. Wood. Length 68. The handle carved with two bears joined together and a fish. Nanai, 19th-20th century. Collected by A. Zolotariov in 1933. SME, Moscow holdings, Inv. No. 9468-fl. on Right, on the edge of the rock, a mask.
Dynmi River (tributary of the Aniuy), Nanaisky district, Khabarovsk territory. Collected by Arsenyev in 1911. SME, Inv. No. 1870-49. V. 30 Anthropomorphous idol. Gray basalt. territory. Height 48. Probably a representation of the guardian spirit of a house, similar to the Nanai dzhulin described by ethnographers. D. (Moh-hoh period). Found near the campsite of Mukha, Nanaisky district, Khabarovsk territory. FEAE, 1971 (chance find). MIHPP, Inv. No. MMH0-398. 25 31 24 Anthropomorphous amulet (sevon, incarnation of a spirit).
C. 39 Group Sikachi-Alian, Khabarovsk district, on a basalt rock. Height 40 (upper figure). Very early representations in the archaic style. Notable for ponderous, massive form. Heads exaggerated, almost rectangular. Hind legs typically suggested by three bands. C. (Mesolithic period). Sikachi-Alian, Khabarovsk district, Khabarovsk territory. of animals. Incised Khabarovsk territory. 47 Incomplete figure of an elk. Incised on a basalt cliff. Height 35, length 63. C. Sheremetyevo, Viazemsky district, Khabarovsk territory.