|Report of the protective reconnaissances and excavations near Zarya Svobody (Povorotnoye) village in Nakhimovskiy district, Sevastopol city, in 1973|
The report is signed by O. Ya. Savelya, V. S. Shcherbakova
Archaeological excavations and reconnaissances were made by Chersonesos Historical and Archaeological Museum in 1973 six kilometres far from the estuary of Belbek River, on the south outskirt of Zarya Svobody (Povorotnoye) village, IV district of Sofya Perovskaya Sovkhoz, as a nonscheduled project of the Museum, because of the building of Simferopol-Sevastopol motorroad.
Because of the works were extraordinary, and were made in unfriendly autumn and winter season, their scale was limited. There were great difficulties with labour force, bad weather conditions and a specific feature of Sevastopol, that is abundancy of highly explosive items.
The excavations and observations of earthworks have stated that the main tract of the motorroad does not touch territory of Mediaeval settlements passing by their west edge. It looks like a settlement of Kizil-Koba culture was almost untouched by the road, but its greater part was damaged by a carry.
According to the materials of 1973 excavations, N. M. Pechyonkin's reconnaissances and excaavtions in 1903-1904, and Chersonesos Historical and Archaeological Museum's reconnaissances in 1973, we can infer that there was a group of archaeological sites from variousperiods andnature located on thenorth-west side of 38.7 Hill, at the south outskirt of Zarya Svobody (Povorotnoye) village, the former Sarandinaki's estate:
1) A settlement of Kizil-Koba culture, data from 1903, 1964, 1973.
4) Settlement from the seventh to tenth century, data from 1964, 1973.
The presence of surface finds from the first centuries AD on the north-west side of 38.7 Hill allows the one to suppose that there was a settlement from this period.
NPTC archive. File no. 1691_1