The International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IICAS) is happy to announce that the 10th International Archaeological School was opened in Osh, Kyrgyz Republic, on June 26, 2023.
This stage of the school is jointly organised by the Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University, Khalikov Institute of Archaeology under the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan, International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IICAS), Jamgerchinov Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnology under the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic, and National Historical and Archaeological Museum Complex Sulayman-Too, at the Sydykov Kyrgyz-Uzbek International University.
A. A. Asankanov, Director of the Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnology, G. K. Abdykalykova, Director General of the National Historical and Archaeological Museum Complex Sulayman-Too, E. N. Dzhantaev, Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, and B. Zh. Zhetigenov, Mayor of Osh, delivered their welcome speech at the opening ceremony. They noted the organisers’ invaluable contribution to research and education and underlined the undeniable importance of the event. The invaluable contribution Professor B. R. Amanbaeva, head of the cultural heritage sector of the Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnology, made to the organisation of the school and its popularisation as a unique research and educational event among young scholars and researchers, deserves special acknowledgement.
Within the framework of this stage of the school, sections will be organised in the following areas of research:
Preservation-oriented archaeological research: modern methods of preserving archaeological structures and objects;
Basic methodological principles for experimental and traceological analysis of the functions of ancient tools.
The first stage of the school will be closed on 8 July 2023 with the International Youth Research and Practical Conference "Interdisciplinary research in Archaeology: Achievements and Challenges".