Minyaev’s Xiongnu Website

One of the archaeologists that has participated on the BGC survey in the past was Dr. Sergey Minyaev, a Russian archaeologist from the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg. He has a personal website dedicated to the Xiongnu here. The “art” section is particularly informative. The rest of the website mostly describes Xiongnu projects in Russia that were carried out before 2005. You can read some of his articles on the CSEN website I mentioned in a previous post.

Here are the direct links:

“The Origins of Horse riding and the Development of Ancient Central Asian
Nomadic Riding Harnesses” Part IV, Kurgans, Ritual Sites, and Settlements:
Eurasian Bronze and Iron Age
, Edited by Jeannine Davis-Kimball, Eileen M. Murphy, Ludmila Koryakova and Leonid T. Yablonksy

(In PDF) “The Origins of the Geometric Style in Xiongnu Art”

If you’re interested, the National Geographic News did an article on his Tsaaram Valley project in 2001, which can be found here.

I also found a PDF copy of his 2002 paper with Mark Hall published in the Journal of Archaeological Science here. The article is “Chemical Analysis of Xiongnu Pottery: A Preliminary Study of Exchange and Trade on the Inner Asian Steppes”.

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