Archaeology of lake settlements IV-II millennia B.C. (November 13-15, 2014)

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Archaeology of lake settlements IV-II millennia B.C.: Chronology of cultures and natural environmental rhythms November 13-15, 2014, State Hermitage Museum, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

International conference organized by the State Hermitage Museum, Institute of History of Material Culture (Russian Academy of Sciences) and Herzen State University, with support from the Russian Association of Geomorphologists (RuAG) and Russian Commission for Quaternary Research (RuQUA), will be devoted to the memory of the outstanding Stone Age researchers A. Miklyaev (1934-1993) and P. Dolukhanov (1937-2009).

Conference topics:

  • Natural climatic rhythms and cultural-historical processes in IV-II mil BC.
  • Archaeological periodization and chronology of lake settlements based on absolute and relative dating methods; local and regional time scales.
  • Radiocarbon dating of archaeological artefacts and objects, comparison of different radiocarbon chronologies, criteria for estimation of their reliability.
  • Reservoir effect in radiocarbon dates of lake settlements materials.
  • Natural resources and their use.


No registration fee is required. Applications for participation containing author name and affiliation, paper title with short abstract and official invitation requests should be sent before October 1, 2015 to Andrey Mazurkevich: a-mazurkevich"at", with copy to Vladimir Lozovski: zamostje68"at" Information is also available from Andrei Panin (RuAG secretary): a.v.panin"at"


Andrei Panin

Geomorphology Department, University of Moscow Russian Association of Geomorphologists (RuAG), secretary International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) Executive Committee, co-opted member