Archaeological culture: Pazyryk Culture

Dating: 5 b.c. - 1 b.c.
Region:South Siberia

Description: Monuments of Pazyryk culture include barrows with spherical stone heaps, sometimes bordered with stones from rock detritus. Under the barrow, in the cone-like deep grave pits covered with timber roofs inside the frameworks in the blocks or on the burial beds, dead people are buried by ritual inhumation, together with one or several horses; sacrificial and funeral lay-outs and enclosures, the rows of stone posts and petroglyths with the pictures of animals have been spread on the Altai area. Due to under-barrow permafrost the pazyryk barrows have preserved headgears, clothes, footwear, horse accessories, carpets, arms, utensils, decorations in animal style.