ASU delivers archaeological training for Chinese students

22 July 2017 Department of Information and Media Communications
Chemal, one of the university’s field training sites located in Chemalsky District of Altai Republic, have become a venue for international project with the participation of students and lecturers from Nanjing University, one of the oldest and most prestigious higher education establishments in China.

On 14–28 July 2017 Chemal training site hosts Russian-Chinese Archaeological Trainings organized by the Department of Archaeology, Ethnography and Museology under Altai State University and International Affairs Department. The participants include 16 students and 4 lecturers of Nanjing University.

“We have been working on this project for several years. We considered all the possible problems and made serious preparations. The training program includes events that allow Chinese students to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of archaeological research. Moreover, we acquaint them with Altai and Russia, tell them about local traditions and culture, because the majority of them have come here for the first time,” project supervisor, Head of the Department of Archaeology, Ethnography and Museology, Doctor of History Alexey A. Tishkin said.

Students of Nanjing University, who have come to Altai for training, mostly major in history, but there are also future art experts, biologists and journalists among them. The program of Russian-Chinese archaeological training is intensive and diverse. It includes everyday classes, excavations, archaeological and biological practice, excursions, and other events.

At the end of the training every students will present their own scientific work in the form of a project, which will further be brought together and turned into a collection of students’ studies. Alexey A. Tishkin noted that the training program is realized according to the set schedule. On 27 July 2017 the students will be initiated into archaeologists, sit around farewell campfire, and get certificates on training completion.

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