The publication features articles based on the reports presented at the 2nd Khalikov Readings. The reports are dedicated to the issues and new discoveries in the archaeology of the Middle Volga Region and the Cis-Urals. Their authors consider the current issues addressed by A.Kh. Khalikov in his scientific work.
The book is published on the recommendation of the National Center for Archaeological Studies of the Sh. Marjani Institute of History of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences.