In Scotland scientists from Yamal are discussing interaction of humans and animals
8:57 27 февраля 2017
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Archeologists from Yamal Natalia Fyodorova and Andrey Plekhanov are participating in the third seminar of the international project HUMANOR. The event is taking place in Scotland, Aberdeen.
The aim of the project is to study interaction of humans and animals in conditions of climate changes. The seminar was organized by the Arctic centre of the University of Lapland (Rovaniemi, Finland) and the University of Aberdeen. The scientists are discussing consequences of climate change for indigenous population, including changes in socioeconomic systems of Mongolia, Siberia and Fennoscandia.
According to the information given to a correspondent of IA “Sever-Press” in the scientific center for study of the Arctic, the participants of the seminar are discussing the results of complex researches of ancient and medieval history of the Arctic region. In their opinion, understanding of principles of interaction of humans and animals, including humans and reindeer, in modernity is impossible without knowledge about formation of these relations in the past. Andrey Plekhanov prepared the report on the results of the complex research in the ancient settlement Yarte-6. It gave new knowledge to the scientists about exploration of the Yamal tundra by nomads and formation of reindeer husbandry in the form, in which it had been kept till our days. He is sharing the results of field researches of last year on the Gydan peninsula and the monument Yur-Yakha-3 on the Yamal peninsula.
Natalia Fyodorova prepared the report on ways of reflection of different aspects of relations between people and animals in culture of ancient and medieval population, ideas of the surrounding world in conditions of climate changes and, of course, changes in adaptation strategies. These problems are being scrutinized on the basis of materials of art of the Arctic and the Sub-Arctic of Western Siberia.
As we should add, it is planned to discuss the results of archeological researches in Yamal and other arctic regions of Russia, Europe and America on the international conference “Arctic Archeology” in Salekhard on the 19th-23rd of November of 2017.
The international project HUMANOR of the Arctic centre of the University of Lapland has been fulfilled since 2015 by the scientific center for study of the Arctic — one of the partners of the project in Russia. HUMANOR continues the interdisciplinary project RISES reconstructing environmental history in the homeland of indigenous peoples of Northern Fennoscandia and Yamal. The international team of scientists conducts qualitative analysis of social-ecological systems in arctic regions, evaluates risks for preservation and development of traditional kinds of economy, including for deer husbandry.