VESTNIK ARHEOLOGII ANTROPOLOGII I ETNOGRAFII ¹ 1 (32) (2016)
Society structure of early medieval Turks in Altai-Sayan region (on materials of funeral complexes)
Seregin N.N.(Barnaul, Russian Federation)
The article concerns various aspects of social interpretation of funeral complexes of early medieval Turks (the 2nd half of I thousand AD). Results of the analysis of the sites which are dug out in Altai, Tuva and Minusinsk Depression are presented. Features of gender and age differentiation of early medieval Turkic society are characterized. Possibilities of modeling of nomadic society vertical structure are separately considered. The groups of burials showing heterogeneity of Turkic tribes of the Altai-Sayan region in the 2nd half of I thousand AD are allocated.
Key words: social structure, early medieval Turkic tribes, Altai-Sayan region, funeral complexes, gender and age differentiation, reconstruction.
Altai State University, Prospekt Lenina, 61, Barnaul, 656049, Russian Federation