Archeological Discoveries by Kazakh Scientists

Archeologists discovered more than 500 types of jewelries, clothing materials and arrowheads during excavations in the Yeleke Sazy burial sites in Tarbagatai district in East Kazakhstan region.

According to scientists, the burial sites date back to the early Saka period of the 7th to 8th centuries BC. Medical instruments, iron knives, as well as ironclad plates, prove that the nomads had high-level technologies and knowledge.  

According to Doctor of History, Alexander Podushkin, it’s a completely unique site in terms of its historical, archeological and cultural value. There are early Iron Age artifacts discovered here.

“We believe that we will uncover more items at this burial site so that we can identify the emergence of the nomadic lifestyle,” he added.

The researchers divided the area within a radius of 30 kilometers for eight archeological groups. While digging at the depth of 1.5 meters, the archeologists discovered a tomb with jewelry and weapons.

“These items are just the initial findings, while the main items will be revealed by the end of the month and we will show them in August,” said Doctor of History, Zeinolla Samashev.

Archeologists believe that there are over 50 ancient burial sites in the Yeleke Sazy area.

The discovery will present a bigger picture of the lifestyle of the ancient Kazakhs.

The scientists will deliver the artifacts to the museum. Next year, the items will be presented at international exhibitions in England and Turkey.