Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences / Archaeological Science and Education in Siberian Universities at the Turn of the Epochs

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Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences. 2021 14 (1)
Kitova, Lyudmila Yu.
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Kitova, Lyudmila Yu.: Kemerovo State University Kemerovo, Russian Federation; ; ORCID: 0000-0003-4769-9819
archaeology; training of historians; Tomsk State University; Irkutsk State University; paleoethnological scientific school

This research is devoted to archaeological science and education in Siberia at the end of the 19th century – the first third of the 20th century. The purpose of the article is to analyse the development of Siberian archaeology at the turn of the epochs when high-level professionals first appeared in the region running away from the Bolsheviks from the European part of Russia and evacuated by A.V. Kolchak from Kazan and Perm universities. The reasons for the intensification of archaeological activity in Siberia in 1918–1926 were identified recreating an integral picture of its development. Particular attention is paid to identifying the specifics of the process of training researchers of antiquities at Tomsk and Irkutsk universities. Tomsk University, on the initiative of Professor S.I. Rudenko and lecturer S.A. Teploukhov, provided individual training of paleoethnologists as part of the natural science cycle of disciplines, while Irkutsk University established the first archaeological school in Siberia. The modernisation of higher education in the first years of the Soviet power led to the destruction of emerging historical education at Siberian universities and to the termination of archaeologists’ training as a result

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