Korean Students Study Archaeology in Siberia


25 July 2017 Korean Students Study Archaeology in Siberia © NSU

Twenty-four students from South Korea’s Kyung Hee University completed Novosibirsk State University summer school programme in Siberian Archaeology.

For two weeks, Korean youths attended Siberia history and archaeology lectures and learnt about Russian culture. They visited excavation sites as part of fieldwork training, including the famous Denisova Cave, a major attraction for archaeologists and anthropologists from all over the world.

The cave gained fame after remains of a new human species that lived 40,000 years ago were found inside. DNA tests confirmed that cave dwellers differed from both the Neanderthal and the modern Homo Sapiens. Ancient humans’ utensils were also found in the cave.

All the students were awarded certificates upon completion of the short programme. It was NSU’s first archaeology school project. The university plans to launch new short programmes next summer, including a course in particle physics developed jointly with University of Liverpool specialists.

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