On April 27, Ivan Semian, head of the Laboratory of Experimental Archaeology of the Research and Education Centre for Eurasian Studies, spoke at the Institute of Material Culture History of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg. Ivan Semian gave a lecture on the project of reconstructing the bow of the Sintashta culture of the Bronze Age, the elements of which were found by archaeologists in the South Urals.
During the lecture, the results of an international experimental study on the reconstruction of the composite bow of the Sintashta culture of the Bronze Age were presented. The project was carried out by a team of researchers from Russia and Greece within the framework of the grant program of the world association of experimental archaeology EXARC. Together with his Greek colleague Spyros Bakas, Ivan Semian created a series of archaeological reconstructions of an ancient bow on the basis of archaeological materials from the South Urals. The models were made using authentic ancient technologies. Archaeologists have tested all the existing theoretical reconstructions of bows of this type in practice and were able to find the optimal design solution, demonstrating what one of the world's oldest composite bows was like.
The lecture aroused considerable interest among archaeologists in St. Petersburg. Ivan Semian and a senior researcher of the Palaeolithic Department of the Institute of Material Culture History, Aleksandr Ocherednoi, discussed plans for further cooperation, including the possibility of internships for SUSU students at the Institute of Material Culture History of the Russian Academy of Sciences