Unique Iron Age burial discovered on Amur
The unique burial of the epoch of the early Iron age is found in the lower Amur, reported the head of storage department of the museum of archaeology of the Khabarovsk region of Svetlana Kositsina on Tuesday.
"The burial is over 2,5 thousand years. It relates to The Urilsk culture", Svetlana Kositsina told. - "Uniqueness of the discover is not only in the fact that this is the second burial of the early Iron age, found in the Khabarovsk region, but also in the fact that among the ceramics and the adornments there was the 9 meter fragment of iron knife preserved. This is enormous rarity, since the iron articles in the local soil are not preserved for so long. We assume that the knife was made here, but not brought from another region ".
She also noted that the archaeological team of Khabarovsk museum of local lore discovered the burial during the archaeological reconnaissance in summer last year. However, it was recognized as the unique finding after the radio carbon analysis, which confirmed its age. The research was conducted in Novosibirsk and in Japan. This year archeological dig in the region of burial is planned to be continued.