Zamiatnin, Sergei

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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.


Ocherki po paleolity. Moscow-Leningrad, 1961.


“S. N. Zamiatnin.”Sovetskaia arkheologiia, 1959, no. 2. (Contains a list of his works.)
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