Archaeology of Russia

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Russian archaeology begins in the Russian Empire in the 1850s and becomes Soviet archaeology in the early 20th century. The journal Sovetskaya Arkheologiia is published from 1957.

Archaeologists[edit]

Name Born Died Specialization Achievements
Aleksey Uvarov 1825 1884
Dmitry Samokvasov 1843 1911
Dmitry Nikolayevich Anuchin 1843 1923
Nikodim Kondakov 1844 1925
Fyodor Uspensky 1845 1928
Nikolay Veselovsky 1848 1918
Alexandr Spitsyn 1858 1931
Vasilij Gorodtsov 1860 1945
Boris Farmakovsky 1870 1928
Michael Rostovtzeff 1870 1952
Sergei Rudenko 1885 1969
Mikhail Artamonov 1898 1972
Boris Grakov 1899 1970
Artemiy Artsikhovsky 1902 1978
Mikhail Gerasimov 1907 1970
Alexey Okladnikov 1908 1981
Boris Piotrovsky 1908 1990
Boris Rybakov 1908 2001
Leo Klejn 1927
Vladimir Masson 1929 2010
Viktor Sarianidi 1929
Valentin Yanin 1929
Anatoly Kirpichnikov 1929
Yelena Kuzmina 1931
Boris Marshak 1933 2006
Evgeny Chernykh 1935
Mark Schukin 1937 2008
Pavel Dolukhanov 1937 2009
Dmitry Machinsky 1937 2012
Gleb Lebedev 1943 2003
Natalia Polosmak 1956

Sites[edit]

Excavation of Hermonassa (Tmutarakan), September 2008
Further information: Kurgan and Eurasian nomads

major archaeological cultures and sites in Russia

Literature[edit]

  • B. Trigger, A History of Archaeological Thought, McGill University, Montréal, pp. 327ff.
  • Mikhail Miller, Archaeology in the U.S.S.R, New York (1956).

See also[edit]