Andronovo Culture

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Bronze Age communities living in western Siberia, Russia, and adjacent parts of Kazakhstan in the period 1500–800bc, which were closely in‐ volved with the exploitation of copper ores in the Altai Mountains. Named after the settlement site of Andronovo in Siberia, typical villages of the culture consist of up to ten large semi‐subterranean houses of log‐cabin‐type construction, each anything up to 30 m by 60 m in extent. Burials were made either in stone cists or stone enclosures with underground timber chambers. The Andronovo Culture was succeeded by the Karasuk Culture.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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