A news about the scientific project of a SUSU employee Ivan Semyan has been posted on the website of the EXARC International Organisation of Experimental Archaeology.
Over the course of the year, the Head of the SUSU Laboratory of Experimental Archaeology of the Eurasian Studies Research and Education Centre Ivan Semyan and his colleague from Greece Spyros Bakas have been working on the project of a Bronze Age bow reconstruction, called Sintashta Bow Project, within the grant by the EXARC International Organisation of Experimental Archaeology. In October, a number of project presentations took place in Russia.
On October 5, the presentation took place in Moscow at the State Historical Museum on Red Square. Ivan and Spyros told fellow archaeologists, masters of ancient technologies, as well as guests of the event about the implementation of the project. The project team showed the process of making the bow body by the Greek master Ioannis Bukogiannis. The event attracted the attention of many media, bloggers and famous people. Different people came to listen about the unique experiment, such as famous actors and students. In addition to the presentation of the project, Ivan and Spyros conducted a master class on making arrows with a stone arrowhead.
On October 9, the project team made a presentation for Chelyabinsk colleagues at the South Ural State Historical Museum. The presentation was attended by Chelyabinsk archaeologists: the leading researcher of Sintashta culture Andrey Epimakhov (Doctor of Sciences (History), the main Research Fellow of the SUSU Eurasian Studies Research and Education Centre), and the founder of the Chelyabinsk experimental archaeology Nikolai Vinogradov (Doctor of Sciences (History), Associate Professor of South Ural State Humanitarian Pedagogical University). The guests of the event listened to the speakers and took part in a master class on manufacturing stone arrowheads from authentic materials.
The researchers also talked about their project in Yekaterinburg. During his trip to Russia, Spyros Bakas was able to visit the Paleopark of the Archeos Association, which is an experimental training ground for SUSU students.
The Sintashta Bow Project is a unique project that brings together Eurasian Bronze Age researchers from different countries.
The preparation of the grant project is highlighted on the EXARC website.