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Humanitarian sciences in Siberia

2012 year, number 2

Shoe Tips of Tobolsk in the XVII Century

I.V. Balyunov
Keywords: shoe tips, classification, type, chronology, Tobolsk, XVII century
Pages: 66-72


The aim of the article is to study the iron shoe tips dated from the XVII century and found in the cultural layer of Tobolsk. These findings let partially characterize blacksmith and shoemaker work in Siberia's old capital. Analysis of scientific literature allows determining some problems related to classification and chronology of shoe tips in the  Moscow state and neighbouring areas. The author carried out the statistical analysis, developed classification of the Tobolsk findings and studied several published collections. All this allowed him to conclude that problems of chronology and classification of shoe tips should be studied individually for each archaeological record.