The 4th Zamiatnin Conference


Time limit for presentations − 20 min and discussion −5 min Languages of the conference: Russian and English


12 November 2018, Monday

9:00 – 10:00

Registration of Participants

Morning Session 10:00 – 13:05

Moderator Hizri A. Amirkhanov, Secretary Ksenia Stepanova

10.00 – 10.15

Conference opening

Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor Andrey V. Golovnev, Director of the Peter The Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (The Kunstkamera) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Saint-Petersburg)

Dr.Sc. Vladimir A. Lapshin, Director of the Institute for the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Saint-Petersburg)

10.15 – 10.35 F. Djindjian. The Upper Palaeolithic during LGM and Late Upper Pleniglacial in Eastern Europe

10.35 – 11.05 Sergei Vasiliev. The Epigravettian of Italy

11.05 – 11.25 Gennady Khlopachev. The Late Upper Paleolithic in the Desna River Basin: Chronology, Structure, Genesis

11.25 – 11.45 Сoffee break

11.45 - 12.05 Konstantin Gavrilov The Epigravettian of the East European Plain: Definition, Chronology and Variability

12.05 – 12.25 Andrei Sinitsin. Epigravettian Variants in the Context of the Definition of Archaeological Cultures in the Paleolithic

12.25 – 12.45 Evgeny Kolpakov. The Stone Age Archaeological Cultures: What is the Problem?

12.45 - 13.05 Aivar Kriiska. The Forgotten Paleolithic: A View from the Early Mesolithic of the Baltic Area

13.05– 14.15 Lunch


Afternoon Session 14:15 – 18:00

Moderator Gennady Khlopachev, Secretary Аlisa Larionova

14.15 – 14.35 Yuriy Gribchenko, Gennady Khlopachev, Elena Kurenkova, Vladimir Tumskoy. Main Characteristics of Human Environment in the Sudost River Basin in Late Pleistocene (Based on the Data from the Sites of Eliseevichi and Yudinovo)

14.35 – 14.55 Tatyana Sapelko. Climate Change in the Desna River Basin in the End of the Upper Paleolithic

14.55 – 16.15 Marianna Kulkova, Elena Odinokova, Gennady Khlopachev, Alexander Kulkov. Landscapes, Climate Change, and Human Adaptations in the Late Upper Paleolithic in the Central Russian Plain

16.15 – 16.35 Galina Levkovskay, Alexander A. Bessudnov. Paleogeography of the Kostenki-Borshevo Region during the European Epigravettian in the Light of New Interdisciplinary Research at Kostenki 21

16.35– 17.00 Сoffee break

17.00 – 17.20 Natalia Burova, Alexander А. Bessudnov, Ekaterina Petrova, Alexander N. Bessudnov. Archaeozoolgical Analysis of the Large Mammal Bones from Divnogorye 1 (The Voronezh Region)

17.20 – 17.40 L. Demay. Acquisition and exploitation of Canids in the Desna valley during the Epigravettian

17.40 – 18.00 Mikhail Sablin. The Epigravettian Site of Yudinovo: Mammoth and Man



13 November 2018, Tuesday

Morning Session 10:00 – 13:00

Moderator Кonstantin Gavrilov, Secretary Мaria Zeltova

10.00 – 10.20 Alice Zubova, Vyacheslav Moiseev, Gennady Khlopachev, Alexander Kulkov. Results of the Study of the Milk Teeth from the Upper Paleolithic Site of Yudinovo

10.20 – 10.40 Sergei Lev, Darya Eskova. Survived after the Maximum: Considering the ‘Long Chronology’ of the Eastern Gravettian

10.40 – 11.00 Valentina Belyaeva. Pushkari I: A Prelude to Catastrophe

11.00 - 11.10 Elena Kalechitz, Alexander Kolosov. Problems in the Chronology and Culture Identification of the Late Upper Paleolithic Sites of Belarus (Berdyzh and Yurovichi) (poster)

11.10 – 11.30 Сoffee break

11.30 – 11.50 Sergei Lisitsyn. Gravettian/Epigravettian in Kostenki: Differentiation Criteria and Interpretation of Differences between Assemblages

11.50 – 12.10 Alexander Dudin. The Layer Ia of the Third Locus of Kostenki 11: Considering the Accumulation of Culture Debris

12.10 – 12.30 Alexander А. Bessudnov. The Zamyatnin Late Upper Paleolithic Archaeological Culture: Myth or Reality?

12.30 – 12.50 Alexander N. Bessudnov, Alexander А. Bessudnov. Stone Inventories of the Divnogorye Sites in the Context of the Epigravettian of the Don River Basin

12.50 – 14.00 Lunch


Afternoon Session 14:00 – 17:00

Moderator Sergei Vasiliev, Secretary Еvgenia Tkach

14.00 - 14.20 Natalia Akhmetgaleeva. The Late Upper Paleolithic Sites of Byki in the Central Russian Plain: The Cultural Component

14.20 – 14.40 Nina Khaykunova, Anton Simonenko. Comparing Structures of the Second Layer of the Site of Tretyi Mys: The Typological Study

14.40 – 15.00 Alexander Kolesnik. Vydylykha, a Gravettoid Lithic Workshop at the Seversky Donets River

15.00 - 15.20 Elena Leonova. Considering Typological Composition of the Final Paleolithic Assemblages in the Northwestern Caucasus: Europe or Levant?

15.20 - 15.40 Ksenia Stepanova. Specialized Attributes of the Grinding Stones in the Late Upper Paleolithic

15.40 - 16.00 Ekaterina Tolmacheva. Photography of the Excavation Process at the Paleolithic Sites of Yudinovo and Eliseevichi: The Analysis of Visual Data

16.00 – 16.20 Сoffee break

16.20 – 17.00 Final discussion