Sevastopol State University will Significantly Expand the Range of Historical and Archaeological Research


Due to the influence of new academic partners, Sevastopol State University will significantly expand the scope and range of its competencies in the field of historical and archaeological research. The Director of the Institute of Social Sciences and International Relations at Sevastopol State University, Dmitry Tatarkov, spoke about it.

During a meeting between the University and the Institute for the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg), the parties discussed projects that will be implemented in 2020:

- organization of archaeological field research on the territory of the Heracles Peninsula with the widespread introduction of digital technologies in the processes of cataloging finds, their office processing and description;

- organization of the Bosporus underwater archaeological expedition in order to study the history of the development of shipbuilding, navigation and maritime infrastructure of the cities of the Bosporus kingdom. The research area is the water area of ​​the Kerch Strait, the Crimean Peninsula and the Taman Peninsula.

- creation of a 3D reconstruction of the ancient city of Palmyra on the basis of the complex digital three-dimensional system ‘Palmyra 3D’.

“The experience of recent decades shows that changes in the system of studying and preserving historical and cultural heritage occur under the influence of the introduction of digital technologies and the most modern technical means throughout the cycle from obtaining new knowledge to the consumption of this knowledge by society. Such digital technologies as distributed registers and remote databases, non-destructive testing, robotics and sensing components, remote examination and virtual and augmented reality are becoming a priority in the development of a system for studying and preserving historical and cultural heritage”, said Vladimir Nechaev, the Rector of Sevastopol State University.