Ancient sanctuary in YaNAO turned out to be the northernmost centre of iron processing in Eurasia
«Ust-Poluy has turned out to be one of the most ancient northern iron processing points in the whole of Eurasia to date, and this is a fairly important result, since there are no iron processing sites in Eurasia that are older and situated farther to the north. … We hope that in the future the materials of the study will be of use not only to us, but also to our colleagues who are engaged in historical research,» he said.
Ust-Poluy is a unique archaeological monument of the Lower Ob region, located within the boundaries of Salekhard in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District. It dates back to the period between I century BC and II century AD. Numerous artefacts indicate that ancient rituals were performed in the territory of the monument. There are also traces of production sites for the production of bone and horn objects as well as places for smelting iron and bronze.