The small wood-carved animal (below), possibly representing a deer was excavated from the Beiram Kurgan. It is the single artifact, that on stylistic evidence, relates the construction of the mound to the Saka period (500-300 B.C.). The carving has strong analogies with artifacts from the Sailygeme Kurgans located to the northwest in the Russian Siberian Altai Mountains. Several similar wood-carved animals are illustrated in V.D. Kubarev, Kurgans of Sailygema. Novosibersk:, Nauka,Siberskoi Otdelemie, 1992. Kurgan 30 Barburgazy I, Ill. page 183 #17, text, pp. 132-133.