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Archeologists Unearth Unique Artifacts in Arctic Town
4.10.2011 12:12
Archeologists Unearth Unique Artifacts in Arctic Town

Dozens of unique artifacts have been discovered in Pustozersk - the first Russian town beyond the Arctic circle.
       Researchers have time till the next season to fully study the period pieces, and in summer the expedition will return to Pustozersk to continue archeological digging works.
       Throughout a month 16 scientists explored the historical monument in the Nenets Autonomous Area. This time archeologists managed to find period pieces, which confirm that the legendary town of Pustozersk was founded five centuries ago and was totally burned out several times. Only crosses of an ancient churchyard and gravestones have remained on the place of the former settlement. But only a few centuries ago things were humming there.
       Pustozersk is world-known as the place of exile and execution of the Old Believer archpriest Avvakum. In the middle of the last century the settlement ceased to exist, and local residents were transferred together with their houses to Pechora villages.
       Among the found artifacts there is a fragment of a ceramic vessel, and a cooper's rivet - a fragment of a wall of a wooden barrel. Besides, archeologists have found fragments of constructions, labor tools and household items.

Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Pustozersk Nenets Autonomous Area Archaeology   

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