Type of publication: Research Article
adyghe, archaeology, burial mounds, burial rites, religious views, north-west caucasus
The article is an analysis of the evolution of burial rites, religious views, and ethnic-social constitution of the North-West Caucasus foothills early population, drawn on the archaeological study of burial mounds in the middle Abin river area. The analysis points to a possibility of detecting the Shapsug ethnic component in the formation of the mound Gruzinka X and speaking of the presence of particular features of Shapsug’s burial rites.
Druzhinina, I.A., Chkhaidze, V.N. 2011. The Adyghe of the North-West Caucasus Foothills in 14th-18th Centuries (On Data from Burial Mounds of the Middle Abin River Area). Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 2: 149-156
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