UTMN soil scientist took part in the ancient Athenian Agora area excavations

International 26 June 2019
Anastasia Vasiullina, a staff member of the X-BIO Institute of UTMN, took part in the International Summer Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in the Athenian Agora organized by the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science in collaboration with the American School of Classical Studies in Athens (Greece).

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School participants conducted geomorphological studies using methods of micromorphology, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), which provide with an understanding of the formation of archaeological objects deposits. The interpretation of events in the study area was based on four profiles located within the ancient Athenian Agora (commercial area) located in the centre of the Greek capital. Archaeologists and geoarchaeologists from the United States, Germany, Israel, Slovenia, Italy and Russia participated in the summer school. 

UTMN develops Classical and Ancient studies both at the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities in Tyumen and in the laboratory “Modern Classical Studies and the Classical Heritage Reception in Western Siberia” of Tobolsk Branch headed by famous classicist Prof. Marina Lapteva.

Source: UTMN Department of Strategic Communications 
Link to Russian version: https://www.utmn.ru/presse/novosti/x-bio/730386/

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