Archaeological season – 2022 of students of Zhetysu University named after I. Zhansugurov

Educational programs in the social and humanitarian direction were organized and held on September 23, 2022, a round table «Archaeological season -2022 of students of Zhetysu University named after I. Zhansugurov» . 

As part of the memorandum signed by the A.H.Margulan Institute of Archaeology, in July-August 2022, students of our university took part in 2 international archaeological expeditions. The first expedition took place on the Bayanzhurek flatland in the Aksu district of the Zhetysu region. The joint work of the Institute of Archaeology and St. Louis University in Washington was led by Professor Paula Doumani Dupuy. Baitleu Darkhan Aitzhanovich, researcher at the Institute of Archaeology, Olga Gumirova, head of the volunteer group «Petroglyph Hunters» and students of Nazarbayev University also took part in the excavations.

Students of the second group took part in the Kazakh-Korean international archaeological expedition. Excavations on the Yeltai flatland of the village of Shalkode, Raiymbek district, Almaty region were conducted under the leadership of the Director of the Institute of Archeology named after A.H. Margulan Akhan Ongaruly and Ph.D. Azat Aitkali. 

During the event, students shared their impressions and accumulated experience of the summer archaeological season. During the international fieldwork, students got acquainted with the peculiarities of archaeological excavation methods, talked about the development of modern equipment during excavations, and gained valuable experience in working with ancient artifacts.