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Imported Items Found at the Uvek Site (Accidental Finds Kept at the Saratov Regional Museum of Local Lore)

Journal: Povolzhskaya Arkheologiya (The Volga River Region Archaeology) (Vol.4, No. 6)

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Page : 130-154

Keywords : the Lower Volga river region; the Golden Horde period; the city of Ukek; imports; pottery; jewelry; metal and glass products; precious and semi-precious stones;

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A collection of 396 imported items found on the Uvek fortified settlement site as accidental discoveries is discussed in the article. Among them, the majority of ceramic products are mostly ceremonial utensils. Mirrors, jewelry, glass and metal vessels are also represented. Most finds relevant to external imports come from Iran, Byzantium, Trebizond, the Mamluk State, China and Central Asia (with the exception of Khwarezm). Domestic import is dominated by products from South-Eastern Crimea, Khwarezm and the Lower Volga area. The peak of trade routes development is dated by the period from the 1270s through to the 1330s.

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