Кузнецова_цветTatiana M. Kuznetsova

Institute of Archaeology RAS, Moscow, Russia (mamulya-kuznecova@yandex.ru)

 Keywords: Scyths, barrows, burials, chronology, archaic period, pottery, mirrors.

The author dates the Repyakhovataya Mogila barrow to the second quarter of–mid-6th century BC and holds that its materials should serve as a chronological marker for early Scythian sites enabling us to overrule the contradiction between the archaeological record and written sources.