Clothes of eurasian nomads at the scythian and saxon time (typology and terminology development)

Tyumen State University Herald. Humanities Research. Humanitates


Vesntik TSU. History. 2014

Clothes of eurasian nomads at the scythian and saxon time (typology and terminology development)

About the authors:

Nikolai N. Golovchenko, Postgraduate Student, Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University; Research Engineer, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the Siberian Branch of the RAS; Head of the Archeology Laboratory, Altai State Pedagogical University (Barnaul);

Andrei N. Telegin,


The article summarizes the experience of systemitizing, discusses the  theoretical issues in the study of a garment worn by the representatives of Scythian and Saxon archaeological cultures. The article introduces to garment classification  and typology of certain categories of clothes, as well as their constituent elements’  nomination. The classification is based on the traditional approach accepted by Russian  ethnographers, according to which a garment under study is divided into hats, shoulder  and waist clothes as well as shoes. In the process of the typology development the  authors relied on the alleged peculiarities of the Scythian clothes cut. The nomination  of its components was composed with reference to various sources. Thus, the authors  propose a new typology of certain categories of clothes that could be developed and  applied only in the study of clothes belonged to people of the steppe zone of Eurasia in VIII-III centuries BC.


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