The excavations of Kikino hillfort on the Velya river.
The male skull from tomb 1 of Kuz’mino burial field (village Kuz’mino of the Sergiev Posad District was carefully investigated by a famous Soviet anthropologist M.M. Gerasimov who used it as basis for his reconstruction of a male head of Fatjanovo culture (displayed at the archeological exhibition). The collections of the early Iron Age and early Middle Ages were found in the course of the excavations of Kikino hillfort on the Velya river. There were discovered iron spears, knives, awls together with bone tools and weapons. At Kikino hillfort there were found iron slag, clay nozzles – tubes to force air into a furnace, clay spoons to pour bronze which was used for decorations – pendants, ear-rings, plaques, rings, temple-rings, fastenings.