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...In 2020, it marks the 100-th anniversary of the birth of an outstanding Russian Quaternary geologist, one of the best-known experts in the study of lithology and stratigraphy of archaeological sites, geochronology and paleogeography of Paleolithic S.M. Tseitlin. Paleolithic themes fascinated him for a significant part of his scientific carrier. When he was a "practicing geologist," he visited most of the Paleolithic archaeological objects in North Asia. A lot of strength and energy was spent scientist on the banks of the Yenisei River. With Tseitlin's contribution to the study of Afontova Gora site in Krasnoyarsk, a new phase of the systematization of data on one of the most representative objects of the Stone Age in Eurasia began.

This explains one of the main tasks of the upcoming meeting – to pay tribute to a scientist and an extraordinary person.


The main idea of the conference is to discuss the range of global theoretical issues of fundamental science related to the geological and archaeological studies of ancient sites, as well as scientific and practical (applied) aspects in terms of preserving the archaeological heritage. Within the framework of the conference, it is planned to hold sessions with presentation of reports, as well as field excursions to a number of geoarchaeological sites of the Krasnoyarsk archaeological area.

Forms of participation: personal appearance, by correspondence (in absence of person) and poster presentations are also accepted.
The Place: Krasnoyarsk city.
Date: September 15 - 18, 2020.




1. S.M. Tseitlin and the development of the ideas of geological–archaeological studies of Paleolithic sites.

2. Mega-interstadial (MIS 3) in its global and regional manifestations. The development of Upper Paleolithic cultures on the background of the dynamics of natural environments of Upper Neopleistocen Early Golocen.

3. Exogenous relief formation and technological systems as factors in the formation and functioning of the cultural layer.

4. Isotopic research methods at archaeological sites.


The theses of the conference reports are planned to be published before the beginning of the meeting in electronic or print form

Please send an articles to the email of organizing committee until April 30, 2020.

Manuscript design rules are given in Information letter №2.

The most important subjects of Siberian archeology, a textbook-flawless, along with provocatively sensational, became for Semyon Markovich Tseitlin the subject of thorough and deep study. Ulalinka and Diring-Yuriakh, Ust-Kansk Cave and the complex of sites Makarovo, Tolbaga and Varvarina Gora, Malta and Buret, Verkholenskaya Gora and Achinskaya, regions with sites of Afontovskaya and Kokorevskaya cultures, Belkachi and Studenoye – this is just a small list of objects which he investigated. Perhaps not all the results of these studies stand the test of time and are considered to be erroneous today. But in all cases, in the works of Tseitlin, in his conclusions and judgments, research honesty and uncompromisingness are noted.
The archaeological map of Central Siberia, its content and actual content are dynamically changing. Methods and approaches are developing, the knowledge is growing. For this reason, the appeal to the "title" monograph by S.M. Tseitlin - "The Geology of the Paleolithic of North Asia" - forty years later, inevitably acquires a "second breath".

Organizing committee:


Michael Meshcherin +7-915-396-55-02;
Anna Bogomazova +7-913-518-89-43;
Evgeniya Reys +7-983-203-21-19;

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