Sheremetyevo 5

The Sheremetyevo 5 rock art site is located on the right bank of the Ussuri River, 3.9 km downstream of the northern outskirts of the village of Sheremetyevo and 1.1 km below the mouth of the Kozulikha creek. Distance to Sheremetyevo 2 is 1.2 km, to Sheremetyevo 4 – 2.7 km. Petroglyphs are observed on the boulders of the low and high floodplains of the Ussuri River within an interval of 150 m, the distance between individual stones is 35–120 m.

To date, three boulders with petroglyphs are known within the Sheremetyevo 5 locality.

Petroglyphs of Sheremetyevo 5 were first described by A. R. Laskin in 2012, thanks to information received from the local historian V.A. Vasilyev (town of Vyazemski) who reported a stone with petroglyphs located on the bank of the Ussuri River 1.3 km downstream of Sheremetyevo 2. During the field verification of this information, the staff of the Khabarovsk Regional Heritage Preservation Center A. R. Laskin and V. V. Osadchuk identified two more boulders with petroglyphs.  

In 2017 and 2019 with joint efforts of the Center for Paleo-Art of the Institute of Archeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Khabarovsk Regional Heritage Preservation Center, and the RSSDA Laboratory at Sheremetyevo 5, three boulders with petroglyphs were documented with the determination of their coordinates.

Sheremetyevo 5 Petroglyphs