Sergei Nikolaevich Zamiatnin
Zamiatnin, Sergei Nikolaevich
Born Apr. 9 (21), 1899, in Pavlovsk, now in Voronezh Oblast; died Nov. 5, 1958, in Leningrad. Soviet archaeologist; specialist in primitive archaeology.
Zamiatnin discovered the first Lower Paleolithic remains on the territory of the USSR. He investigated the Paleolithic sites of Berdyzh, Gagarino, Kostenki, Satani-Dar, lashtukh, and Sukhaia Mechetka, among many others. He also devised a periodization of the Paleolithic of the Caucasus and studied local differences in Paleolithic cultures and Paleolithic and Neolithic art. Zamiatnin investigated a number of Paleolithic, Bronze Age, and Iron Age remains on the territory of the USSR. He was awarded the Order of Lenin and various medals.