Gerasimov Mikhail Mikhailovich. Late Bronze – Early Iron Age woman from Kharachoy, Chechnya, northern Caucasus.

Late Bronze – Early Iron Age woman from Kharachoy, Chechnya, northern Caucasus
Collection MAE RAS: № 6080-19
Image ID: 1241788116
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Museum inventory number:
№ 6080-19
Title:
Late Bronze – Early Iron Age woman from Kharachoy, Chechnya, northern Caucasus
Author:
Gerasimov Mikhail Mikhailovich
Reconstruction date:
1945, 1947 (casting)
Location:
St. Petersburg city, Leningrad city
Material:
plaster
Description:
The cemetery near Kharachoy in the Khulkhulau River gorge, dating to the first centuries of the 1st millennium BC, was excavated by A.P. Kruglov in 1937. On its basis, a distinct culture of Dagestan and eastern Chechnya dating to Late Bronze – Early Iron transition was described: Kayakent-Kharachoy. Deceased people were buried in stone cists in a sitting or flexed position. By all appearances, they were ancestors of the modern inhabitants of that region. The aged woman from Kharachoy, whose appearance Gerasimov reconstructed, is a typical representative of the highland people of northeastern Caucasus. Her physical type is Caucasoid, with a well profiled dace and sharply protruding nose. The elaborate headgear and clothing replicate modern prototypes, but certain elements were suggested by artifacts found in the graves.
Section:
Reconstructing the appearance of ancient and medieval humans, Plastic reconstructions