This article explores the ancient gold jewelry with inlay, which were discovered in the process of archeological studies conducted in Summer 2018 of grave complexes located on the Eleke Sazy Plateau, Tarbagatay Ridge in East Kazakhstan Region in the burial of a young man belonging to aristocratic ancestry. It refers to the Saka culture, and dates back to approximately VIII-VII centuries BC. Among the discovered objects were garments embroidered with gold, quiver with arrows, and a bronze dagger in gold scabbard. This work studied the golden scabbard for dagger. The scabbard consists of several parts attached to a wooden base and decorated with granulation and inlay. In many cases, only traces of inlay remain. Some gems changed in color in the process of degradation, and currently look grey. Micro-samples for the research were selected from the crumbling fragments of inlay obtained in the process of restoration of the item. Modern natural scientific methods allow studying the material component of the objects of cultural heritage. The identification procedure is now available even based on the remaining particles with characteristic sizes that do not exceed tens of microns. Within the framework this research, the author examined the possibility of selecting such micro-samples with subsequent identification. Application of the Raman spectroscopic technique allowed examining the selected micro-samples on the next stage. The complementary methods imply Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy for studying organic substances the inlay was attached to.
|Переведенное название||Естественнонаучные методы в исследовании эталонных памятников сакской культуры в Казахском Алтае Правильная ссылка на статью: Samashev Z., Chotbaev A.E., Kurganov N.S., Pankin D.V., Povolotskaya A.V., Kurochkin A.V., Kitov E.P., Kitova A.O. — Natural scientific methods in exploration of reference monuments of the Saka Culture in Kazakh Altai // Genesis: исторические исследования. – 2020. – № 9. – С. 21 - 31. DOI: 10.25136/2409-868X.2020.9.33885 URL: https://nbpublish.com/library_read_article.php?id=33885|
|Журнал||Genesis: исторические исследования|
|Состояние||Опубликовано - 2020|
- Raman Spectroscopy
- Infrared spectroscopy
- KAZAKH ALTAI