On October 6th, research fellow of the SUSU Research and Education Centre for Eurasian Studies Ivan Semyan participated in the largest research-and-education forum in Russia, entitled “Researchers Against Myths - 8”, held in Moscow at NUST MISiS. Ivan, as one of the leaders and inspirers of reconstruction activities among young people in the Chelyabinsk region, demonstrated the reconstruction of Neolithic technique for making hunting bows and arrows, and conducted a full-scale experiment to test the penetrating ability of a flint-tip arrow. The postgraduate student has been offering lessons in ancient techniques – including experimental ones – for school and university students in Chelyabinsk for several years, and he traditionally receives positive feedback among the audience of future researchers. Presentations on archaeological topics at the Researchers Against Myths Forum is a tradition for Ivan (he was invited to this event for the fifth time), which proves the importance of the archaeological research of the SUSU Research and Education Centre for Eurasian Studies.
On October 9, Ivan Semyan delivered a report in Samara, where the 21st Ural Archaeological Meeting was held in the format of All-Russian Scientific Conference.
The Ural Archaeological Meeting is the most distinguished conference on archaeology in the Ural region (Ural-Volga region) that has been held since 1947; it is an important coordinating centre for development of Ural archeology. In his presentation, Ivan presented a report on findings of pre-forms of stone arrowheads of the Sintashta culture. The postgraduate student is working on development of this issue within the preparation of his Candidate’s dissertation.
Success of scientific achievements of SUSU archaeologists is tied to traditions of the scientific school and to the fact that today, society has great interest to its past, which, thanks to the research and education activities of archaeologists, is becoming closer, more interesting, and more easily accessible.