Non-invasive investigation of burial mounds in the basins of the Murafa and Riv rivers in Vinnytsia region in 2019

Рудь, Віталій Сергійович and Włodarczak, Piotr and Żurkiewicz, Danuta and Przybyła, Marcin and Потупчик, Михайло Валентинович (2021) Non-invasive investigation of burial mounds in the basins of the Murafa and Riv rivers in Vinnytsia region in 2019 Археологія і давня історія України (2). pp. 330-337. ISSN 2227-4952

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In 2019, the implementation of the first stage of the field investigations within the project «Podolia asa contact area in the 3rd millennium BC: Kurgans onthe rivers Murafa and Riv» began. The project is financed by the National Science Centre, Poland, underno. 2017/27/B/HS3/01444.The main goal of the research is to identify the formsand intensity of the intercultural contacts in the regionof the middle course of the Southern Buh and the Dnister interfluve. The burial mounds, located between therivers Murafa (left-bank basin of the Dnister River) andRiv (right-bank basin of the Southern Buh River), are objects of the study. Professional archeological excavations of the burial mounds in the region have not beenconducted before. There are only data about unauthorized excavations of several burial mounds by locals atthe turn of the XIX—XX centuries, which perhaps contained burials with artefacts of the Globular Amphoraculture. More than a century later, archaeologists conducted registration of the burial mounds in the region. M. Potupchyk has surveyed and mapped most of themound groups.In the framework of the project realization, thenon-invasive geophysical studies of four burial moundgroups, located near the villages of Sloboda Noskovetska, Tokarivka and Sloboda Mezhyrivska of Zhmerynkadistrict and between the villages of Ivanivtsi and Antonivka of Bar district of Vinnytsia region were conducted. The total obtained area is 8.19 hectares. Thirteen burial mounds are located there. A number of anomalies inside and outside the burialmounds were found by magnetic survey. Most often,anomalies form circular or square structures that surround mound and can be interpreted as ditches. Mainly in the central parts of the burial mounds, anomaliesof various shapes were also found. They appear to beassociated with burial objects. Sometimes anomaliesoutside the burial mounds, but in close proximity tothem, are also interpreted as potentially archaeological objects. The latter may be associated with a varietyof funeral rites. There were also burial mounds withinwhich no clear magnetic anomalies were observed.This is probably also a rejection of the funeral traditions and construction of the mounds.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: burial mounds; geophysics; magneticanomalies; archeological objects
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Факультет суспільно-гуманітарних наук > Кафедра археології та давньої історії
Depositing User: Віталій Сергійович Рудь
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2021 08:58
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2021 08:58

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