Archaeological Sites and Ethnocultural Areas of Medieval Karelia

  • Svetlana Kochkurkina Institute of Language, Literature and History, Karelian Research Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences
Keywords: ethnogenesis, archeology of Karelia, history of the Middle Ages, Karelians, Vepsians, Russians of Karelia


The paper defines ethnocultural zones of medieval Karelia and describes the process of forming the largest areas. The paper is based on archaeological materials, historical documentation, toponymic, ethnography and anthropology sources.