Novosibirsk State University Conducts International Archaeological Field School

The Novosibirsk State University II International Archaeological Field School is being conducted July 4-18. A delegation of 25 students, a professor and two assistants fr om Korea are taking part this year as the School is part of the “New Archeology” Scientific and Educational Center Project, which was supported in part by the Center for Korean Studies.

School participants will hear lectures on the basics of modern Russian language and the history of Siberia. Field trips provided by the program include visits to the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography’s open-air Museum, the Geochronology of the Cenozoic Center, the Museum of Siberia and the Far East, Anokin Gorno-Altai Ethnic Museum, the Mayma District’s stone museum, Chultuk-Log-1 burial mound, a Turkic burial mound, the Tavdin caves, Uch-Enmek natural park, the Kalbak-Tash petroglyphs, The Paleopark natural history museum and several other cultural and archaeological sites.

Students will receive certificates of completion at the end of the summer school.

The Siberian Archaeological Field School Program was started by NSU in 2017 as part of the Summer School for Foreign Students project. Students participating in the first program, which focused on Eurasian archeology, were from Kyongghi University (Seoul). For two weeks, Korean students visited archaeological sites and museums in Novosibirsk and Biisk wh ere they were introduced to the Russian method of studying various types of archaeological sites.