Articles / Burial grounds of the Vod people.

Burial grounds of the Vod people.

Subject / Relics

Burial grounds of the Vod. Funeral sites of the North-western Vod ("Chud") were explored by E.A. Ryabinin in 1983-1988 in the former Vod parish of Kattila (Kotli Village of the Kingisepp district). The oldest type is presented by stone burial grounds of the 1st - 3d centuries. The 12th-17th centuries soil graves with stone fences on surface are sided with them. The funeral ritual was characterized by corpse-layout with the western and eastern orientation and with damaging tools. The female attire (breast pins and chains with pendants, the dress figuration with small spirals, rings, plaques and others) reflected the local tribe traditions and had the Baltic-Finnish appearance. The Slav and Russian influence is traced only in the economical activity. The North-eastern Vod, lived on the Izhora Hills fertile lands, fell within the zone of the mass settling Slovens and Kriviches. The rapprochement of interstripted lived different ethnic communities can be traced through the materials of kurgan-zhalnik burial grounds of the 11th-15th centuries. The Novgorod cultural influence assisted to forming the united region of culture, what reflected in elements of the funeral ritual and equipment. The southern Vod ( hypothetic, "norova") lived in the north-eastern Chud Lake region, between the Narova River and the Plyussa River. Old Russian barrows spread here from 11th-12th centuries. The Slav and Baltic-Finnish elements combine in the old Russian barrows culture. During the 12th-13th centuries the local types of decorations were changed with All-Russian ones under the Novgorodian influence.

Plotkin, Konstantin Moiseyevich

Ryabinin, Yevgeny Aleksandrovich

Topographical landmarks/Izhora Plateau, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Kingisepp District/Kotli Village
Topographical landmarks/Narova River, the
Neighbouring Territories/Novgorod City
Topographical landmarks/Plyussa River, the
Historical Toponyms/Prichudye

Рябинин Е. А. Водская земля Великого Новгорода. СПб., 2001.

Subject Index
Old Russian Kurgans (barrows)
Vod (Votes)

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