Sidorenko Elena (Vladivostok, Russia)
The Ancient Paleoasians of Primorye
(57th Annual Meeting of the PIAC Vladivostok, 2014)
One of the peculiarities of cultural processes in Primorye is the fact of peripheral character of the territory where to waves of migrants were periodically splashed out from the Amur, Manchuria, North China and Korea. The first true Tungus-Manchu, whose ethnic belonging was proved with anthropological and archaeological data, are considered to be tribes Mokhe who started settling Primorye in the 4 th A.D. The more ancient population got the name – Paleoasians. In the epoch of Paleometal (Bronze and Early Iron Ages) the Paleoasian layer is represented by bearers of late Zaisnovskaya, Lidovskaya, Sinegaiskaya, Yankovskaya, Krounovskaya cultures. There took place the complication of ethnic cultural situation being stipulated with intensive new cultural trends. On the certain stages of the development the cultures are coexisted with each other, and their bearers are contacting in various ways. It turned out well to substantiate such forms of contacts as assimilation, war conflicts, peace coexistence, and formation of new ethnic communities.