Bead blank

A trapezoidal blank for a small flat bead of light grayish-green talcite (or serpentinite). It is noted that one side is treated. In the center there is a hole of irregular shape.

Manufacturing technique

Work of a burin can be traced only on one surface. The ledge zone is treated with a different kinematics of motion in contrast to the general actions that flatten the surface. The hole is made with a sharp item, such as a knife. The hole is not treated.

Use-wear traces

There are traces of smoothing over the entire surface of the artifact. Its origin can be connected with a contact with soft elastic organic material.

Storage location

Fund of Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences

Inventory number

М76 - 1929

The Museum KAMIS



talcit (serpentinite)


28-36 th. years BP (dating by culture layer)


Early Upper Paleolithic

The author of the excavations

Larichev V.E.


Lbova L. V., Volkov P. V., Dolgorukova N. A., Barkov A. V., Larichev V. E. Predmety neutilitarnogo naznacheniya mestonahozhdeniya Malaya Syya (tekhnologicheskij aspekt) // Vestnik NGU. Seriya: Istoriya, filologiya. 2014. T. 13. Vyp. 5: Arheologiya i etnografiya. – S. 91-100 (in Russiun).

Lbova L. V., Kulik N. A., Volkov P. V., Barkov A. V., Vanharen M., Marchenko D. V., Kovalev V.S. Tekhnologiya obrabotki «ekzoticheskih» mineral'nyh resursov v pozdnem paleolite Yuzhnoj Sibiri (po materialam mestonahozhdeniya Malaya Syya) // Stratum plus, 2018, №1, s. 199-214.


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