#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. They have survived only in myths. According to the legends, the sikhirtya were of short stature with blond hair and fair eyes. They lived underground, grazed mammoths and rode dog sleds – in the 7th century, 1300 years ago, at the rise of Kievan Rus. There is no official confirmation that this is exactly sikhirtya, but the finds in the form of jewelry, chain mail and other things speak for themselves.
Previously, it was believed that the north-western coast of Taimyr was uninhabited, and the first settlers were Russians. But now, for the first time, archaeologists have found traces of a developed culture there.
“This is the object on which the excavations are being carried out, which is very non-standard in its topographic location, not only for the Taimyr peninsula, but for the Arctic as a whole. It is located at the top of the highest hill at the mouth of the Golchikha river. There were very unfavorable conditions for life, but at the same time during excavations we find there traces of metallurgical production, fragments of ceramics, chipped bones, traces of vital activity”, says Danila Lysenko, director of Krasnoyarsk Geoarcheology.
Earlier, This Is Taimyr wrote about the ancient figurines of mammoths found in the Krasnoyarsk region.
Text: Maria Sokolova