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Burial grounds of the Izhora people.

Subject / Relics

Burial grounds of the Izhora people are concentrated in the Izhors tribe land in the Izhora and Neva rivers basin and on the south coast of the Gulf of Finland (see: Izhora). There are the data about 33 soil burial grounds. Excavations were made in Ust-Ruditsa of the Lomonosov district, in Gamalovo Village of the Kingisepp district (the 15th-17th centuries), in Kirsino Village of the Kirovsk district (the middle of the 12th-13th centuries). The Late Middle Age soil burial grounds were explored on the St. Petersburg territory. There are known finds of decorations of the Karelian types of the 9th-13th centuries (the village of Koltushi, the village of Mishkino between rivers the Mga and the Naziya, the village of Inkere-Voiskorovo in the Izhora River lower reach). The influence of the Karelian and Izhora culture is traced in some Old-Russian barrow-zhalnik burial grounds of the Izhora Hills. The series of the Karelian types decorations, that were evidence of the Izhora presence, were found in the layers of the 14th-15th centuries at the Oreshek Fortress. The Old-Russian burial ground of the 14th-15th centuries in Gatchina Town are presumably the burial grounds of the Izhora. Archaeological materials confirm that the Izhora tribes moved away from the South Karelian tribes not earlier than the late AD 1000 and the early AD 2000.

Plotkin, Konstantin Moiseyevich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Lomonosov District/Gamalovo Village
Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Gatchina Town
Topographical landmarks/Gulf of Finland, the
Historical Toponyms/Inkere-Voyskorovo, village
Topographical landmarks/Izhora River, the
Topographical landmarks/Izhora River, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Kirovsk District/Kirsino Village
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vsevolozhsk District/Koltushi Village
Topographical landmarks/Mga River, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Tosno District/Mishkino Village
Topographical landmarks/Naziya River, the
Topographical landmarks/Neva River, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Lomonosov District/Ust-Ruditsa Locality

Рябинин Е.А. Ижора // Финны в Европе. М. 1990. Вып. 2., С.31-41
Сорокин П.Е. Раскопки ижорских могильников в бассейне р. Невы // Записки Института истории материальной культуры РАН. №1. СПБ., 2006., 94-111

Subject Index
Burial grounds of the Karelian people.
Izhora (Izhora men)
Old Russian Kurgans (barrows)
Oreshek, see Schlusselburg Fortress

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