Scientists discovered two previously unknown ancient settlement sites in the Polar Urals
«Andrei Plekhanov, a senior researcher at the Sector of Archaeology of the Research Centre, conducted archaeological exploration in the Polar Urals with the aim of searching for medieval [archaeological] monuments and studying the migration routes of nomadic reindeer herders. Two previously unknown settlement sites have been found, which date from the Bronze Age and the Middle Ages, and that will enrich the list of objects of the cultural heritage of Yamal,» the message said.
The press service of the Centre explained that some artefacts have been found at the sites, in particular, fragments of ceramic pottery of the Bronze Age, a stone scraper for leather dressing, a stone anvil, and animal bones. At the settlement site of the Middle Ages fragments of ceramics have also been found, along with a patch made of white bronze, and iron objects, namely an awl and a drill bit," they said at the centre.