Alexey M. Klementiev

Alexey M. Klementiev
Institute of the Earth's Crust · Laboratory of Mesozoic and Cenozoic geology

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This paper presents new findings from field studies at Aktas, an Upper Paleolithic site first excavated in 1982 and 1983. It is located in North Kazakhstan, where Paleolithic sites are quite rare. We describe the stratigraphy, paleontology, archaeology, and chronology of Aktas. Six lithological layers are distinguished, two of which (3 and 4) aboun...
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This paper examines Early Holocene hunter–gatherer subsistence–settlement patterns in the North Angara region, located at the northern boundary of Cis-Baikal, Siberia. The archaeological evidence, supported by radiocarbon and stratigraphic data, indicates the presence of hunting and fishing activities, resource diversification, lithic technologies,...
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Hippo-like rhinocerotids, or teleoceratines, were a conspicuous component of Holarctic Miocene mammalian faunas, but their phylogenetic relationships are widely under-investigated. Excavations in lower Miocene deposits of the Olkhon Island (Tagay locality, Eastern Siberia; 16-18 Ma) have opened a unique window on the poorly-known early history of t...
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Beginning in the Middle Palaeolithic, human populations penetrated areas of Central Asia that are today characterised by extremely arid conditions. Mongolia's Gobi Desert comprises one such region. Tsagaan Agui Cave presents an example of the later Pleistocene occupation of this area, containing stratified evidence of diachronic, intense human and...
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On the coast of Bolshoy Ushkany Island on Lake Baikal, 25 abrasion grottoes embedded in Precambrian marbles and marble breccias were explored and mapped. All grottoes are out of reach of the surf, but most of them continue to develop under the influence of storm waves. 14 grottoes are confined to the zone of fractured marbles and marble breccias ce...
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Purpose. In 2015 a new archaeological site Tri Skaly were found in the lower part of the Khilock River basin (Western Transbaikalia). This site is of a large interest in the sense of investigations concerned early stages of the Upper Palaeolithic in Transbaikal, because it is westernmost among similar sites and located in the area where such sites...
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Throughout the arid lands of Africa and Eurasia, camelids facilitated the expansion of human populations into areas that would not likely have been habitable without the transportation abilities of this animal along with the organic resources it provides, including dung, meat, milk, leather, wool, and bones. The two-humped, Bactrian, species of Cam...
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The present phylogeographic pattern of red deer in Eurasia is not only a result of the contraction of their distribution range into glacial refugia and postglacial expansion, but probably also an effect of replacement of some red deer s.l. mtDNA lineages by others during the last 50 000 years. To better recognize this process, we analysed 501 seque...
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This paper examines archaeological collection of Katina Schel Neolithic site (Kata-Yodarma confluence in North An- gara). The characteristic feature of this site is the geomorphological position – the location is situated at the top of rock massif dominated over landscape. Cultural layer is deposited in the bottom of Middle Holocene humus sediments...
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Изучение древнего наскального искусства требует междисциплинарного подхода. Cотрудничество исследователей петроглифов и палеозоологов позволяет провести реконструкцию состава палеофауны региона, помогает в интерпретации териоморфных образов. Предметом изучения данной статьи являются похожие на быков изображения в наскальном искусстве р. Ангара. Мно...
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В статье представлены данные, полученные на новом этапе исследований верхнепалеолитической стоянки Актас, первые работы на которой были проведены в 1982-1983 гг. Памятник расположен в Северном Казахстане, где палеолитические объекты очень редки. В работе приводятся материалы по стратиграфии, палеонтологии, археологии и хронологии стоянки. На памятн...
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The economic foundation of the Xiongnu Empire has often been attributed to nomadic livestock. This stands in contrast to the contemporaneous development of sedentary, often fortified, settlements with evidence for handicraft production and agricultural products. This paper presents the first results of the analysis of the carbon and nitrogen isotop...
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At present, significant archaeozoological material has been accumulated from the Transbaikal archaeological sites of the Xiongnu era. This material was obtained both from settlement complexes and from burial structures. An important point is the comparison of these functionally different sites. One of the directions in this case is the correlation...
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At present, significant archaeozoological material has been accumulated from the Transbaikal archaeological sites of the Xiongnu era. This material was obtained both from settlement complexes and from burial structures. An important point is the comparison of these functionally different sites. One of the directions in this case is the correlation...
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Here, we present initial results of a new course of research being carried out at the Moiltyn-am, Orkhon-1, and Orkhon-7 Paleolithic sites in the Orkhon River Valley, central Mongolia. Our research focuses on the Moiltyn-am site, which preserves a cultural and chronological sequence from the Final Middle to the Late Upper Paleolithic. Results from...
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New findings of Stephanorhinus kirchbergensis (Jäger, 1839) remains, obtained from the Asian part of Russia, are described. The material includes 39 specimens from 13 localities in West Siberia and East Siberia. It considerably expands the geographic distribution of this species of rhinoceros. A series of 11 mandibles from Siberia, including one ju...
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Archaeological sites of Baikal region have rich collections of canid remains. By the Iron Age dogs become abundant in some Transbaikalia archaeological sites, especially in Xiongnu complexes. Ivolginsk Fortress is one of Transbaikalia's most important Xiongnu sites, where a dog is the first (in faunal collections of 1955-1974 excavations) and the f...
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Results of the rescue excavations of the multilayered Late Paleolithic site of Afontova Gora II in 2014 are described. Th e monograph presents the data derived in the course of the interdisciplinary studies including detailed analyses of the stratigraphy and geomorphology of the study areas on the slopes of Afontova Gora. Th e results of fi eld and...
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In Central and East Asia, the Upper Paleolithic dates as early as 45 ka cal BP, but until recently, there was little reliable information concerning human occupation during the following period, between 45 and 40 ka cal BP. Here we present results of the excavation of the site of Tolbor-21, in the Selenga drainage system, Northern Mongolia. We focu...
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The paper contains data on the archaeozoological collection from the Ivolginsk fortress located on the bank of the Selenga River in Ivolginsk depression (Transbaikalia). Research was performed on the materials of the 2017 excavations. Various categories of bone remains are present in archaeozoological collection. The taxonomic composition is divers...
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Large-scale archaeological study of objects associated with the Russian conquest of Siberia is a relatively recent phenomenon compared to the archaeology of the Stone Age, the paleometal period, and the Middle Ages. A new field of study in Russian archaeology, it has not yet acquired its own terminological name, being called in the scientific publi...
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Well-stratified Middle Palaeolithic assemblages are extremely rare in Mongolia. Initially investigated between the 1960s and 1990s, three major Middle Palaeolithic sites in the Orkhon Valley of central Mongolia yielded a large quantity of data and generated many research questions that still await answers. Re-investigation of these sites has uncove...
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The new basal ursine bear, Ballusia zhegalloi n. sp., is described from the Early Miocene Tagay 1 locality (Baikal region, Russia) based on isolated M1. Previously described maxillary fragment with M1-2 from the closely synchronous fauna of Khirgis-Nur I in Mongolia, originally referred to Ballusia elemensis, is here included into the new species....
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Исследованы изменчивость размеров костей конечностей и особенности распространения двух видов мелкой формы лошади (род Equus L.) – лошади Оводова (E. ovodovi Eisenmann et Vasiliev) и кулана (E. hemionus Pallas), обитавших в Западной Сибири в позднем плейстоцене. Показано, что метрические признаки во многих случаях позволяют достаточно надежно разли...
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The paper deals with the introducing into scientific circulation the results of an investigation of a medieval dwelling, revealed by the authors during a survey of the Xiongnu cemetery. This cemetery has been included into the Nur-Tukhum archaeological complex studied in 2015 in Western Trans-Baikal region (between the Selenga and Chikoi rivers). T...
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Our research data show the diversity of processes occurring within the formation of the floodplain-terraced Yenisei river complex. Thus, excavations a fragment of the buried erosion form-gully, which, as it existed, repeatedly experienced the stages of accumulation of material and filling, as well as the erosion and erosion phase of a previously de...
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The paper contains data on the archaeozoological collection from the Ivolginsk fortress located on the bank of the Selenga River in Ivolginsk depression (Transbaikalia). Research was performed on the materials of the 2017 excavations. Various categories of bone remains are present in archaeozoological collection. The taxonomic composition is divers...
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Аннотация. На примере изучения видового состава голоценовых ориктоценозов и изо- топного состава костных останков Alces americanus и Equus ferus археологического ме- стонахождения Усть-Кеуль I (Северное Приангарье) проведена реконструкция условий обитания древних животных. Изотопный состав δ 13C и δ15N коллагена зуба лошади из культуросодержащего г...
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The large mammal fauna of the Cis-Baikal area was studied, based on previously published data from 58 Early, Middle or Late Holocene localities. Since the Early Holocene, the spread of closed forest led to change in the species diversity and distribution of large mammals. Common Late Pleistocene species disappeared from the region at the end of the...
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Equus (Equus)) из позднеплейстоценовых отло-жений Прибайкалья и Забайкалья. Исследованный материал датирован второй половиной позднего плей-стоцена, от каргинского интерстадиала до позднеледниковья, и происходит из 34 местонахождений, распо-ложенных на территории от Приангарья до западного Забайкалья. Всего были проанализированы 18 целых и фрагмент...
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Afontova Gora II is a Late Palaeolithic site dated between 15000 and 11000 years BP. The archaeological material is typical for the Afontova culture. The lithic industry is characterized by pebble tools and sidescrapers, as well as narrow-front and wedge-shaped microcores associated with microblade production. Raw material is dominated by small and...
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Исследован изотопный состав C и N костных остатков шерстистого носорога (Coelodonta antiquitatis) из археологических уровней томпинского (MIS4) и степановского (MIS3) возраста палеолитических комплексов Хотык и Каменка в бассейне р. Уда Западного Забайкалья. Показано, что в рацион питания забайкальских носорогов входили С4-типа растения, которые св...
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В 2008 года после полувекового перерыва (Китайник, Иваньев, 1958; Иваньев, 1960,Логачев и др., 1964) возобновлены тематические палеонтологические исследования наместонахождении Тагай-1 (переход от раннего к среднему миоцену, MN5, о. Ольхон, оз.Байкал). Это одно из немногочисленных мест России, где обнаружена анхитериевая фау-на. В результате раскоп...
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New material on anchithere is described from Miocene of Eastern Siberia (Tagay locality, Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal). Based on the structure of teeth and postcranial bones, the Baikalian record is referred to the widespread Eurasian species Anchitherium aurelianense. This form shows low crowned lophodont type teeth without cement. Metaloph is mostl...
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We present the results of geological-stratigraphic and paleontological research of Tagay 1 that situated in the Siberia on Olkhon Island (Lake Baikal). Over the last few years, this site attracts considerable attention. The excavation started in 2008. We studied the stratigraphic column and taphonomy of the site and allocated some different bone la...
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The work is devoted to the little-known archival facts concerning the history of the Paleolithic Buryatia. Provides an overview of the documentary newsreel shots from the archives of the East Siberian TV and Radio. Tells the story of the search of the document. Highlights the importance of this evidence for Paleolithic archeology and Buryatia in ge...
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This work presents the data on new finds of fossil macrotheriofauna in the reference sections of the Upper Neopleistocene sediments in the Tunka rift valley (southwestern Baikal Region). The osteological material of a number of Late Neopleistocene mammals including extinct species rare for the Baikal region such as Crocuta spelaea, Panthera spelaea...
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Presents the results of the archaeological studies of multilayer site Elovka-Nugan I (Tunka Valley), conducted in 2014–2015. In order to determine the boundaries of the spread of archaeological material and promising areas for research 9 prospecting pits were laid. The deposits of floodplains and the first terrace of the Irkut of mostly Holocene we...
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This paper presents recent results of geological and archaeological research at Late Pleistocene sites in the Tunka rift valley (Lake Baikal region, southern Siberia), including new radiocarbon dating of the Palaeolithic layers at Bol'shoi Zangisan, Slavin Yar and Tuyana. The sites range in age from ∼26 to 45 ka 14C BP and represent the earliest ev...
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Integrated study of the multilayer Zaktui site supplied a large volume of paleontological materials and a series of radiocarbon dates falling within the MIS 3–MIS 1 interval. Multidisciplinary data provided evidence of the past dynamics of environments and climate. Paleontological data point to a mosaic structure of landscapes, and suggest a temper...
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We give information on the Early Holocene's fossil materials of the archaeological complexes of Northern Angara region, obtained as a result of fire-rescue operations at the facilities of Ust-Yodarma II, Ust-Keul I and Ostrov Listvenichny. We have studied more than three thousand fragments of mammals’ bones. Faunal composition of the collection s...
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In the south of Middle Siberia there are several dozens of locations that contain the materials of Early Holocene age. The concentration of the studying objects is fixed in South and North Angara, on the Upper Lena, in Western and Northern Baikal, in Kansk-Rybinsk Basin. We analyzed the materials and available information of the 61 sites. The most...
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The results of analyzing the bone remains of animals from excavations of the medieval settlement of Totok are considered. The total number of the bone remains is 24023 fragments. Five domestic animals (dogs, horses, bovine cattle, sheep, and goats) and five wild mammals were identified. The trade mammals were represented by roe deer, red deer, fox,...
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The article gives the results of author's many years of studies of the paleontological material in the territory of Irkutsk amphitheater. The data on the composition of fossil fauna of the Late Karga period (OIS-3) was obtained from the archaeological and geological cuts of the valley of the Angara river. The considerable diversity of the paleofaun...
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This article presents the results of a comprehensive geological, geomorphological and paleontological-stratigraphic study of known and new archaeological sites from the Upper Pleistocene in the Tunka rift valley. We provide the radiocarbon dates from Paleolithic horizons in the Tunka region. On the basis of the data outlined here, we attempt to cla...
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This article presents the results of osteological researches of refuse mammals and birds which are obtained in the time of archeological digs in historical centre of Irkutsk in 2009–2010. Investigated material are referred to the Russian period developing of this territory during XVIII–XIX centuries. Considerable variety of domestic and wild fauna...
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A conceptual scheme for reconstructing natural situations of past epochs is suggested. The emphasis is on the palaeontological investigation methods. Presented is the evidence from studying the reference sections within the Uda river basin which are of considerable importance in reconstructing the landscape situation during the Late Neopleistocene....

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- Advance archaeobotanical and archaeological work on Kovrizhka IV site (North-Baikal Siberia) - Fuel management strategies and plant use in Siberia
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Проект посвящен ревизии известных и изучению новых материалов по неогеновым позвоночных острова Ольхон (Прибайкалье). Открытая в 50-е годы прошлого века последовательность позднекайнозойских фаун острова Ольхон не имеет аналогов в России и всей Северной Азии. Предварительное изучение нескольких групп позвоночных выявило только основные особенности структуры разнообразия фаун миоцена и раннего плиоцена. Новые материалы последних лет позволяют дать значительно более детальную и интегрированную картину по полному набору групп позвоночных (млекопитающие, птицы, рептилии, амфибии, рыбы). Основной задачей проекта является подробное систематическое изучение новых материалов и синтез всех данных по континентальной биоте Прибайкалья для целей палеозоологии, палеогеографии и палеоклиматологии.