Shigir Peat Bog

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Shigir’ Peat Bog


a peat bog near the city of Nev’iansk, Sverdlovsk Oblast, RSFSR, with the remains of settlements of the fourth to second millennia B.C. Excavations conducted by P. A. Dmitriev, A. Ia. Briusov, and V. M. Raushenbakh unearthed strata of the developed Neolithic period and the Bronze Age (middle of the third millennium B.C. to the end of the second millennium B.C.; Gorbunovo archaeological culture), as well as Mesolithic and early Neolithic strata. (SeeGORBUNOVO PEAT BOG and SHIGIR’ CULTURE.)

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