Unique discoveries by archaeologists
Unexpected discovery was made by Kazakh archaeologists. They discovered that ancient nomads wore rich fabrics clothes. This became known thanks to the excavations of the necropolis in Auliekol, Pavlodar region. Scientists have found the fragments of tissues that are more than 500 years old. As it turned out, the outfits were made of luxurious silk with interwoven golden threads. Interlaces can be clearly seen at a fifteen-fold increase. Such complex fabrication technology was used in China.
TATIANA KRUPA, UKRAINIAN HISTORIAN:
- I did not see this much material concentrated in one place, in this case in Pavlodar, - I had never taken so many micro-samples. Of course, this is a great success not only for Pavlodar, but for the entire Kazakhstan also.
Auliekol was included in the map of the sacred monuments of Kazakhstan. The area attracted a lot of interest from both domestic and foreign anthropologists as it used to be capital of the Kimek Khanate. Currently, a Russian scientist is studying the ethnicity of people who lived in this territory.
DMITRIY POZDNYAKOV, RUSSIAN ANTHROPOLOGIST:
- Populations differ from each other. Of course, the late Horde’s population is similar to the modern Kazakh population. The Kimek population is diverse and more heterogeneous. There are populations that are similar to the modern Kazakh population and there are populations that look more European.
The archaeological center of the Pavlodar Pedagogical University is switching to digital technologies and it has shown amazing results. Every item can be clearly seen without first clearing it.
KRYM ALTYNBEKOV, RESTORER:
- During excavations, whether it is cloth or bronze, some artifacts are swept away with the sand since they are scattered into tiny particles. Most of the findings are not preserved. But for example, gold and iron products are preserved. Organic artifacts are unknown but most importantly, they are well preserved.
As part of the Modernization of Kazakhstan’s Identity program, a number of important monuments of the Yertis River, including the unexplored ‘Golden Man,’ were found at a place where no archaeologist has stepped on. These discoveries by an international group of scientists will soon be presented to the world scientific community.