Senior researcher, Candidate of Historical Sciences (PhD)
Department of Metal Ages Archaeology
Research interests: Field of study: art of the ancient nomads of the Scythian and Huns periods. Main academic works investigate the formation and origin of the Scythian-Siberian «animal art style» and the cultural background of art with the ancient nomads of Central Asia. Participated to many expeditions and field based projects. Member of the team working on objects from the Noin-Ula collection (Mongolia). Author of 10 monographs and 90 articles in peer reviewed journals.
Currently conducting field and analytical research:
1. complexes of Barbarian invasion on the territory of the North-Eastern Caspian Sea (Peninsula Mangyshlak, Republic of Kazakhstan). Project «Ancient Nomads of Mangystau Province: Approaches to Multidisciplinary Research».
2. study of burial complexes of the Hunnic time on the territory of Gorny Altai.
PhD dissertation theme: “The image of a predator in the art of the nomadic peoples of Central Asia” (2003)