The Center for the Study of the Eurasian Nomads (CSEN)

Hearth Woman

Artifacts from a female burial indicating that the deceased had the status of a woman charged with tending the hearth.

Her artifacts include many imported beads including carnelian and other semi-precious stones, pendants, gold foil bronze earring, a deliberately broken bronze mirror. Several bronze horse accoutrements were also included. Nomadic women rode horses.

Pokrovka Cemetery 2, Kurgan, 7, Burial 2

1994 excavations