On March 2-3, 2023, the Final All-Russian Scientific Conference (with international participation) of the Institute of Archaeology named after A.H. Khalikov was held at the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences. The scientific forum was co-organized by the Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University.
The conference was attended by 85 scientists-archaeologists, besides the specialists of the Institute, there were researchers from scientific centers of the Russian Federation (Barnaul, Donetsk, Yelabuga, Yoshkar-Ola, Moscow, Naberezhnye Chelny, Orenburg, Samara, Saratov, Tobolsk, Cheboksary), the near (Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, Uzbekistan, Bukhara) and far (Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar) abroad, actively cooperating with Tatarstan archaeologists.
During the conference topical issues related to the preservation of archaeological heritage, conducting complex interdisciplinary studies, methods and techniques of conservation works, peculiarities of receiving and registration of archaeological collections, conducting of scientific expeditions were discussed. An exhibition dedicated to the anniversarians of the Institute of Archaeology of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences G.I. Drozdova, M.Sh. Galimova and Yu.A. Zeleneyev was organized as part of the conference.
The conference finished its work on March 3 by the scientific seminar “Urban culture of the Turkic-Tatar population of Eurasia” based on the results of the implementation of the State Program of the Republic of Tatarstan “Preservation of the national identity of the Tatar people (2020-2024)” (2022 studies) within the framework of the execution of: item 1.15 “Conducting the II stage of historical and archeological studies (expeditions) of medieval Turkic-Tatar urban settlements outside the Republic of Tatarstan: Kasimov (Ryazan region), ancient settlement mausoleums near village of Lapas (Astrakhan region), Bay-Balyk (Mongolia), Tsarev settlement (Volgograd region)”, item 1.16 “Scientific research of the Ukek ancient settlement and its surroundings”, item 1.17 “Study of formation of the Turkic -Tatars of the Volga and Altai regions in the Middle Ages: genesis of the steppe civilization of Eurasia”, item 1.18 “Interdisciplinary studies of Tatars of the medieval Central Asia”.
The participants noted the high scientific level of the papers, presented at the conference, good organization, creative atmosphere, efficiency and success of the scientific event.