The fifth issue of “Archeology of the Arctic” was published. It will help newly-arrived residents to adapt
15:17 13 декабря 2018
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Publishing of the collections “Archeology of the Arctic” is continued, they became annual. The fifth issue was presented by the head of the sector of archeology at the scientific center for study of the Arctic Natalia Fyodorova in the press center of the news agency “Sever-Press” on the 13th of December.
She presented the issue, which contains the best reports in the form of articles read at the first international conference “Archeology of the Arctic” held in November of 2017. Natalia Fyodorova noted that more or less permanent team, which consists of Russian and foreign authors, was formed by the fifth issue.
As she underlines, this is the only collection dedicated to Archeology of the Arctic being published in Russia, and abroad there is only one very popular magazine “Arctic Anthropology” being published in the USA.
As we should remind, issues of “Archeology of the Arctic” are published by the scientific center for study of the Arctic and the department on science and innovations of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Natalia Fyodorova is the initiator of their creation and the responsible editor of all issues.
According to her, they include not only scientific articles, and not only on archeology. There is a direction of cultural anthropology, which came to us from the West. It is very capacious – something between ethnography and anthropology. There is a section devoted to history of climate, natural environment, and a section very important for northerners dedicated to polar adaptation, its formation and development.
“This is one of fundamental problems that our team solves”, Natalia Fyodorova explained. – “We consider different types of adaptation: economic, household, biological, cultural, psychological. Each of us, who came to the Far North, passed the period of adaptation to local conditions”.
Agniya Chistyakova published an article in the section “The Silk Road on Ice” for the first time. It is about how intensively China took up the study of the Arctic, as it would seem the region situated so far from it. In the article the author describes 8 Arctic expeditions.
Each book has a section “In Memory” – about scientists, who were busy with study of the Arctic and have already passed away, and “In Glory” — about anniversary celebrants. The fifth issue includes two anniversary celebrants – a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences Andrey Golovnev, well-known in Yamal, who now is the director of the Kunstkammer in St. Petersburg, he is 60 years old, and academician Vyacheslav Volodin, who reached the 70th anniversary.