Presentation of a new book about Crimean Scythia
On November the 21st, a presentation of a new collective monograph “Crimean Scythia in a system of cultural relations between East and West (3rd century BC – 7th century AD)” prepared under the editorship of Askold Ivantchik and Valentina Mordvintseva (Master’s Programme ‘Classical and Oriental Archaeology’ at IOCS HSE) took place at the Department of Comparative Studies of Ancient Civilizations of the Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
This book is the result of three years of working on the project “Crimean Scythia in the system of cultural relations between East and West (3rd century BC – 7th century AD)”, supported by the Russian Science Foundation (No. 15–18–30047).
In the course of this work, from 2015 to 2017, a team of researchers from the Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Sciences carried out a study of cultural and historical processes in one of the most active contact zones of the ancient world—the Crimean Scythia, which was based on written, archaeological and anthropological sources, including the usage of remote, geophysical and GIS methods.
The full citation of the book is: Крымская Скифия в системе культурных связей между Востоком и Западом (III в. до н. э. – VII в. н. э.): коллективная монография / под редакцией Иванчика А. И. и Мордвинцевой В. И. – М., Симферополь: ИП Зуева Т. В., 2017. – 440 с. ISBN 978-5-6040110-3-4.