Shipilov Anton Valentinovich (09.10.1976, Kazan) – Archaeologist, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Specialist in the Archaeology of the Eneolithic of the Volga-Urals. He graduated from the History Department of the Tatar State University of Humanities and Education in 2002. Since 2003 he studied at the graduate school of the Institute of History named after Sh. Mardzhani of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences, since 2006 he worked as a Junior Research Associate at the Museum of Archaeology of the Republic of Tatarstan, and since 2014 – a Research Associate at the Institute of Archaeology named after A.Kh. Khalikov. In 2012 he defended a Candidate’s thesis at the Institute of History named after Sh. Mardzhani of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences (Kazan) entitled “The Eneolithic of the Iksa-Bel Interfluve (on the basis of materials from Settlement Monuments)”. He is the author of 25 scientific publications. During the period of working at the Museum of Archaeology of the Republic of Tatarstan at the Institute of History named after Sh. Mardzhani of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences, Anton Valentinovich systematized, summarized and introduced into scientific circulation the materials of a number of settlement monuments of the Neolithic and Early Metal Age, including Kuzkinskaya XX, Murzykhinskaya IV sites and Kaentubinskaya island site, which provided a wide range of flint figurines of the Eneolithic. Under the supervision of A.A. Chizhevsky he participated in the activities of archaeological expeditions in the area of Kuibyshev and Nizhnekamsk reservoirs, took part in the study of Murzikhinsky II burial ground, Kaentubinskaya island site and Dubovogrivskaya II site.
Academic Interests: primeval archaeology of the Volga-Kama Region, archaeological monuments of the Early Metal Age.
Main Scientific Works and Publications:
- Anthropomorphic, ornithomorphic and zoomorphic motifs in the art of the Neolithic and Eneolithic of the Iksa-Bel interfluve // Historical and archaeological studies of the Volga Region and the Urals (Proceedings of the 3rd Khalikov Readings, Bolgar, May 27-30, 2004) / Executive Editor: F.Sh. Khuzin, Kazan: “RITs “Skhola” Publ., 2006, pp. 100-107.
- Settlements and dwellings of the Eneolithic at the Iksa-Bel interfluve // Proceedings of Samara Scientific Center, Russian Academy of Sciences. Special Issue “Current issues of history, archaeology and ethnography”. Samara, 2006, pp. 302-309.
- Silica sculpture of the Neolithic-Eneolithic from the area of reservoirs of the Volga-Kama system // Russian Archaeology. 2009, No.1, pp. 77-80.
- Capabilities of the cluster method of analysis of ceramic ornament and evaluation of the similarity of archaeological sites // Proceedings of the Kazan State University. Series: Humanities. Vol. 152, Book 2, part 1, Kazan, 2010. pp. 19-29. (co-authors: A.S. Bushuev, A.A. Chizhevsky)
- Chronological complexes of Kuzkinskaya 20 site in the Lower Kama Region // The Volga River Region Archaeology. 2013, No.1, pp. 113–125.
- Rysovo archaeological complex // Topical Issues of Russian Archaeology. Issue 1 / Ed. V.A. Shatalov. Kazan: Centre of Historical and Archaeological Research, 2014. pp. 23–53 (co-authors: A.A. Chizhevsky, A.V. Lyganov).
- Cultural and chronological complexes of Murzikhinskaya IV site in the Lower Kama Region // The Volga River Region Archaeology. 2015, No.2, pp. 313–325.