Thursday 14 November 2019


This large ceramic vessel was found in Bronze Age Шиловское (Shilovskoe) settlement in Ural region of Russia. The engraving on the vessel is the earliest depiction of a skier.

This is the tracing of the engraving from Russian archaeological report. The meaning of the squiggles above the picture is still debated.

This is the description of the Shilovskoe settlement from "The Early Slavs: Eastern Europe from the Initial Settlement to the Kievan Rus" By Pavel Dolukhanov:

Excavation at the Shilovskoe site exposed two layers, one from Early Bronze Age Abashevo culture (2500–1900 BC) and the other from Late Bronze Age Srubnaya culture (1800–1200 BC). It is not clear who made the pot with the skier.


  1. Поштовани, планирате ли неки чланак о Србској традицији 'Запис' дрвета? Дрво Запис је стара (засигурно пре-хришћанска) традиција и заступљена по целој Србији. Поздрав