Archaeological studies in the Kyrgyz Republic

In February-March 2024, in the laboratory of the Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnology named after B. Dzhamgerchinov of the National Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyz Republic, a senior research fellow at the Institute of Archaeology named after A.Kh. Khalikov of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences, PhD in History A.A. Kuklina studied pottery, discovered during excavations on the Ken-Bulun and Sokuluk medieval settlements in the central part Chuy Valley – Ak-Suu branch of the Silk Road ( transkontinentalnyh-torgovyh-marshrutah-evrazii/).

The studies were carried out as a part of the State Program of the Republic of Tatarstan “Preservation of the national identity of the Tatar people (2020-2025)”.

The total number of studied items and their fragments amounted to about 1500 units. The main volume of finds includes fragments of cookingware and tableware (cauldrons, pots, jugs, mugs, bowls, tagora), transport ware (khums and their fragments), as well as household items (lids, cooking stands, tandoor fragments). Finds of glazed ware fragments also should be mentioned. Among them, in addition to typical for the region red-clay pottery with green and yellowish glaze, there were shards of porcelain bowls from China with a bluish glaze and engraving. Among the non-glazed, the most expressive finds were three almost completely preserved khums. One of them has a Sogdian inscription on the lip of its rim.