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Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Study of the Archeology of Western Siberia and Altay (LISAWSA)

About the Laboratory

This laboratory was established as part of a scientific research project supported with a monetary grant awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation under a grant competition designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning (Resolution of the RF Government No.220 of April 9, 2010).

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Grant Agreement No.:

Name of the institution of higher learning:
Altay State University

Fields of scientific research:
History and Archaeology

Project goal:

The goal of the project is to investigate fundamental problems associated with the origin and development of modern humans in Northern Asia.

Project objectives:

To reconstruct the dynamics of settlement, ethno-cultural and social processes in Northern Asia. To investigate the directions of interactions within cultural-historical communities and the effect of migration processes on humans and their culture in the ancient and Middle Ages, including within the context of the development of modern man in the Paleolithic era.

Anticipated results: 

The project seeks to create a clear cultural-chronological classification of variable Paleolithic technological complexes (combinations of material artefacts) discovered in Siberia (Altay) within the context of general evolution of the ancient man culture in Eurasia. It will help identify interconnection between the anthropological types of the ancient man with specific variants of stone industries, as well as determine the character of this association. The project will reconstruct peculiarities of interactions between cultures and populations in the process of development of the modern man culture in Eurasia. The project will help design a modern model of the population dynamics of Western Siberia in the ancient and Middle Ages. The scientists will attempt to create a modern concept of the ethno-cultural situation in the Neolithic and Bronze eras, early Iron era and Middle Ages that emerged in the Western-Siberian wooded steppe.
The scientists hope to achieve fundamental results in their investigation of human development (physical and genetic types) during the early and later Holocene (postglacial era).
They will also identify the types and directions of migration flows during the aforementioned historical period in Northern Eurasia.

Leading scientist


Full Name: Derevianko Anatoliy Panteleevich

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Academic degree and title:
Academician at Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctorate degree of Historical Sciences, Professor

Job title:

Director of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the Siberian division of the Russian Academy of Sciences, head of the Department of General History of the Novosibirsk State University, head of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Study of the Archeology of Western Siberia and Altay (LISAWSA).

Fields of scientific interests:

Problems of initial human settlements in Northern, Central and Eastern Asia. Interaction between the ancient man and environment. Reconstruction of the ancient history of the Amur River valley and the Far East from the Paleolithic era until the early Middle Ages. Interdisciplinary research of the ancient man settlements in Altay, Mongolia, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. Investigation of the climate during the Paleolithic era. Chronostratigraphic research and correlation of Paleolithic cultures in arid (dry climate) zones of Eurasia.

Scientific Recognition: 

Full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Associate member of the German Archeological Institute. Member of the UNESCO Intellectual Forum. Foreign member of the Academy of Sciences of Mongolia. Scientific Advisor at the Center for Research of Ancient Civilizations of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

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