Окуневчууд нь Монголжуу Европжуу төрхтний холимог хүмүүс байжээ. Тэдний соёл, болон эд өлгийн зүйлс нь зэс чулууны үеийн оршин суугчидтай холбогддог. Зарим эд өлгийн дурсгалууд нь өвөрмөц этгээд дүрслэлтэй байдаг байдаг бөгөөд энэ талаарх судалгааны цөөнгүй бүтээлүүд гарч ирсээр байна.
an archaeological culture of the first half of the second millennium B.C. (Bronze Age) in southern Siberia. Named after the Okunev ulus (settlement) in southern Kha-kassia, where the first burial ground of this culture was excavated by S. A.Teploukhov in 1928, the Okunev culture replaced the Afanasievo culture and preceded the Andronovo culture. It isrepresented by burial structures—small, rectangular surface enclosures made of stone slabs placed vertically into theground. Within the enclosures were graves, also lined with stone slabs. The skeletons, of the Mongoloid anthropologicaltype, were on their backs with legs bent at the knees.
Among the finds were lavishly decorated juglike and conical vessels; copper and bronze articles, including leaf-shapedknives, fishhooks, and temporal rings; and works of art—stone statues with human faces and images of birds and beastsengraved on bone plaques or hammered out on stone slabs. The chief occupation of the population was stock raising(cattle, sheep, and goats), supplemented by hunting and fishing. There were no significant indications of property and socialstratification. The similarity between some of the objects from the Okunev burial grounds and objects found in sites in thevicinity of the middle Ob’ River and the Lake Baikal region suggests that the bearers of the Okunev culture came tosouthern Siberia from the northern taiga regions.
REFERENCEIstoriia Sibiri s drevneishikh vremen do nashikh dnei, vol. 1. Leningrad, 1968.
M. I. RIZHSKII