Dr. Alexei Novikov is with the Scientific Research Centre “Baikalskii Region” at Irkutsk State University. He research involves: prehistoric cultures of the Baikal region in Siberia during the Holocene: Mesolithic, Neolithic, and Bronze Age of the Little Sea micro-region on Lake Baikal; archaeological excavations and comprehensive examination of mortuary sites and multi-layered camp sites of the Cis-Baikal region focusing on dating, chronology, and culture historical periodization; reconstruction of the material and spiritual culture, subsistence activities, and social organization; examination of prehistoric pottery technology (clay composition, and shaping and decoration techniques) and manufacturing technology of nephrite objects (mainly ornaments made of the white and light green nephrite); sourcing of lithic raw materials.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Neolithic and Early Bronze Age hunter-gatherers in the Little Sea area of Lake Baikal

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