The SUSU Laboratory of Experimental Archaeology actively develops cooperation with foreign scientists and participates in international projects.
On August 8th and 9th, the Laboratory staff participated in the Third "Desht Thor" Festival of Ancient Technologies and Cultural Communications named after Thor Heyerdahl, which was held in an online format. The festival was supported by the children of the great Norwegian experimenter - Helen Elisabeth Heyerdahl and Thor Heyerdahl, Jr., who in their welcoming speech noted the importance of the festival of archaeological and historical reconstruction, which gathered together over 200 participants from Europe and the CIS.
At the festival, the Head of the Laboratory of Experimental Archaeology Ivan Semyan presented the results of a grant project conducted jointly with a researcher from National University of Athens, Director of the KORYVANTES Association of Historical Studies Spyros Bakas.
The archaeologists spoke about the progress of the pilot project on reconstruction of the bow of the Sintashta culture. In 2019, the researchers won a Twinning Program grant from the EXARC International Association for Experimental Archaeology, under which the international collaboration began. Full-scale models of ancient armament were demonstrated. A range of hypotheses and experimental test results were discussed.
In 2019, the presentation of the project was held at the State Historical Museum on Red Square. This year it is planned to present the results of the project at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, as well as at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The results of the project will be published in the journal included in the SCOPUS database.