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Dr. Nomokonova paper published in Archaeology, Ethnology & Anthropology of Eurasia

August 12, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Nomokonova, BHAP team member, who recently had her paper published in Archaeology, Ethnology & Anthropology of Eurasia!

Co-authors are BHAP team members Drs. Robert Losey, Olga I. Goriunova and Vladimir Bazaliiskii.

Title: "Holocene Seal Imagery in the Lake Baikal Region of Eastern Siberia"

In Archaeology Ethnology & Anthropology of Eurasia 42/3 (2014) 21-28.

Abstract: For over 9000 years, seals were a major food source for many groups of foragers living in the Lake Baikal region of Eastern Siberia, as evidenced by the frequency of seal bones in the Holocene sites of that area. This article introduces new representations of seals and summarizes previously known seal depictions. Seal images were rather common in rock art and portable sculpture. Also, Neolithic and Bronze Age foragers used seal bones in manufacturing implements and ornaments and placed parts of seal carcasses in burials. From the Iron Age on, seals featured in pastoralist sacrificial rites, along with other animals.

Download paper here

Congratulations to the authors!

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