PhD's Program “Archeology”

Doctoral students will be involved in research projects at the Laboratory of Scientific Methods in Archeology and History under the supervision of the laboratory head Dr Vladimir S. Myglan. Alternatively, they will conduct research at the Laboratory of Archeology, Ethnography and History of Siberia under the supervision of the laboratory head Dr Pavel V. Mandryka.

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Vladimir Myglan

Research experience

  • Leading researcher at the Laboratory of Scientific Methods in Archeology and History, Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia;
  • Principal investigator for the project “Complex analysis of dating historical and architectural monuments: data and methods” funded by the Russian Foundation for the Humanities;
  • Principal investigator for the project “The use of new blue-intensity methods for archeological and architectural monuments in Siberia” funded by the Russian Foundation of Basic Research;
  • University Lecturer at the Institute for the Humanities, Department of Russian History, Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
  • Researcher at the Institute of Forest, Russian Academy of Science, Siberian Branch.

Research interests:

  • climatic reconstruction;
  • dating of archaeological sites and historical, architectural monuments;
  • climate and societal change;
  • blue-intensity method.

Publications

  • Buntgen U, Myglan V.S., Ljungqvist F.C., McCormick M., Di Cosmo N., Sigl M., Jungclaus J.; Wagner S., Krusic P.J., Esper J., Kaplan J.O., de Vaan M.A.C., Luterbacher J., Wacker L., Tegel W., Kirdyanov A.V. (2016) Cooling and societal change during the Late Antique Little Ice Age from 536 to around 660 AD // Nature geoscience, Vol. 9, Issue 3, pp. 231–U163. DOI: 10.1038/NGEO2652
  • Gorachev V. M., Myglan V. S., Omurova G.T. Determinating of wooden samples age from the Polui town constructions with the help of dendrochronological method // Kargash O.V. Obdorsk towns the end of XVIth c. – first quater of XVIIIth c., history and material culture. Ekaterinburg-Salekhard: Magelan Publ., 2013. PP. 370–376.
  • Hellmann L., Tegel W., Kirdyanov A. V., Eggertsson O., Esper J., Agafonov L., Nikolaev A. N., Knorre A. A., Myglan, V. S., Sidorova, O. C., Schweingruber F. H., Nievergelt D., Verstege A., Buntgen U. (2015) Timber Logging in Central Siberia is the Main Source for Recent Arctic Driftwood // Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, Vol. 47 (3), pp. 449–460.
  • Jull A. J. T., Panyushkina, I. P., Lange, T. E., Kukarskih, V. V., Myglan, V. S., Clark, K. J., Salzer, M. W., Burr, G. S., Leavitt, S. W. (2014) Excursions in the 14C record at A.D. 774-775 in tree rings from Russia and America // Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 41 (8), pp. 3004–3010.
  • Myglan V. S., Slusarenko I. Yu., Hoisener K.-Y. Dendrochronological analysis of timber from Pazirik burial mound in North-West Mongolia // Frozen sepulchral complexes of Pazirik culture on southern slopes of Sailughem (Mongolian Altai). Moscow: “Triumph”, 2012. PP. 507–524
  • Myglan V. S., Vedmid G. P., Mainicheva A. Yu. Berezovo: historical and architecture essay. Krasnoyarsk: Siberian Federal University Publ., 2010. 152 pp.
  • Myglan V. S., Zharnikov Z. Yu., Mainicheva A. Yu. Lihin Yu. P. The results of dendrochronological studies of Bratskiy burg // Russian archaeology, Moscow, 2010. № 3. PP. 164–168.

Pavel Mandryka

Research experience

  • Head, Laboratory of Archaeology, Ethnography and History of Siberia, Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
  • Authored and coauthored 1 book and 160 research papers.
  • Associate Professor at the Institute for the Humanities, Department of Russian History, Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

Research interests:

  • archaeology of taiga zone in Middle Siberia;
  • cultural evolution;
  • funeral ritualism;
  • archeometallurgy.

Publications

  • Mandryka, P. V. Early Iron Age Archaeology in Middle Siberia: The Relations Between Inhabitants of the Taiga and the Steppe // Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & social sciences. 2008 (2). — p. 261–269.
  • Mandryka, P. V. New Early Iron age culture in the southern taiga zone of Central Siberia // Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia. 2008. № 3. p. 68–76.
  • Mandryka, P. V. Pottery of the samodelka type from the final bronze age in the Middle Yenisey // Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia. 2008. № 1. p. 79–84.
  • Mandryka, Pavel V. and Senotrusova Polina O. Pakul Fort and Problem of Distinguishing of Ladeyskaya Culture // Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences 3 (2009 2) 349–360.
  • Senotrusova, P. O., Mandryka, P. V. Blacksmithing of the lower angara region population in the middle ages (on materials from prospikhinskaya shivera-iv complex) // Ancient Metallurgy of the Sayan-Altai and East Asia. Vol. 1. — Abakan — Ehime: Ehime University Press, 2015.
  • Mandryka, P. V., Grenaderova, A. V., Julia A. Titova Ju. A., Lisyutina E. O. Phytolith Research of Shilka-12 and Zaostrovka-2 Archaeological Settlements on Middle Yenisey // Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences 8 (2011 4) 1088–1099.
  • Senotrusova, P. O., Mandryka. P. V. The Bronze Bipartite Buckles in the Materials of the Burial Site Prospikhino Shivera-IV in the Lower Angara River // Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences. 4 (2015 8) 629–638.
  • Senotrusova, P. O., Mandryka, P. V., Tishkin, A. A. metal details of mongolian age belt-sets from the Angara Taiga // Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia. 2015. Т. 43. № 2. p. 116–125.

Our work relates to expeditions and field trips. We warmly welcome students who are able to travel to wild nature and remote areas. Students will be, of course a part of research team at our laboratory.

Duration: 4 years
(this period can be shorter depending on the availability of a PhD thesis)
Language: English
Entry requirements:
  • Master degree in Archeology, Art, Architecture, Forestry or Ecology;

  • an adequate level of English proficiency (certificate or another document).

Apply to The Centre for International Education and Certified Testing for a certificate if you do not have it, the Russian language preparatory course is available.

Tuition fee: € 2,400. The cost does not include accommodation and living expenses.
Accommodation: On-campus accommodation is available: single ensuite room 45 € per month, twin ensuite room 30 € per month.
Practicalities: Airport transfer, invitation letter for a Russian study visa and an optional survival course of Russian as a foreign language are provided by the University.

Research can be focused on:

  • tree-ring dating of archeological and historical monuments (complex analysis of dendrochronological, historical and architectural methods);
  • blue-intensity method (dendrochronological method);
  • climate and societal change (complex analysis of dendrochronological, geological and historical methods);
  • ancient and Medieval cultures of Eurasia: interaction problems;
  • methods of paleoecology research in archeology;
  • any interesting topic the candidate may propose related to a topic discussed in 1-5.
Course Time spent (in hours)
Basic courses
The main approaches of studying archaeological cultures from ancient, medieval and early modern epochs 4 (144)
Calendar dating of archaeological objects in Siberia region 3 (108)
Ancient and Medieval cultures of Northern Asia 2 (72)
Electives
Processing of experimental data 3 (108)
Methodology of PhD Thesis Preparation 3 (108)
ICT in scientific research 3 (108)
Academic English 3 (108)
Basic English 3 (108)
Russian (fee will apply) 3 (108)

Dr Vladimir S. Myglan
Laboratory of Scientific Methods in Archeology and History
tel.: +7 923 271-16-48

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