The current study was performed within the PALAEOSILKROAD project and conducted all field research under license No. 15008746 (12.05.2015) of the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan based on the collaboration protocol between the Eberhard-Karls University of Tübingen and the National Museum. This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement n° 714842; PALAEOSILKROAD project).
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