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Based on the data from written sources on the Southeastern periphery of the Bosporus, located on the Abrau Peninsula, a detailed description of the archaeological data of the Antiquity and the Early Iron Age was created. These data were obtained in the course of many years of fi eld archaeological research. In particular, the most signifi cant is the contribution of two largest missions of the Institute of Archaeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences from Anapa and Novorossiysk to the study of the antiquities of the region since the middle of the 20th century. Their work is an example of long-term successful cooperation of the academic and museum science. The data is systematized in several modules. Despite the fact that the Gorgippia, located in this region, is a recognized leader in the number of fi nds of epigraphic monuments, second only to Panticapaeum, the history of this political center and its chora (the late 6th century BC to the fi rst half of the 3rd century AD) has been investigated extremely uneven. The range of archaeological sources on the history of the Southeastern periphery covers materials related to both the pre-colonization (aboriginal) (7th to 4th centuries BC) and the Bosporus (the 3rd century BC to the 4th century AD) period in the history of the southeastern periphery of the Asian Bosporus. For the fi rst time the data on long-term researches on the necropolis of ancient Gorgippia and other sites of the Abrau Peninsula have been systematized. The Roman period turned out to be the most informative -there are almost 1000 complexes. These materials allow us to trace the development of the ethno-political situation in the region for a thousand years (from the 6th century BC to the 5th century AD).


Early Iron Age, Antiquity, Bosporus, periphery, necropolis, settlement, fortress

Аleksey А. Malyshev. Institute of Archaeology, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Viktoria S. Batchenko. Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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