Kyrgyz archeo blog

Archaeobotany on the Silk Road, research results in southern Kyrgyzstan

Archaeobotany on the Silk Road, research results in southern Kyrgyzstan

The Silk Road is one of the most famous trade routes, which is necessarily associated not only with the exchange of goods and knowledge, but also with cultural customs and cultivated crops. The waypoints on this relatively branched route served as a kind of centers, on whose development it is possible to follow its dynamics.Read more about Archaeobotany on the Silk Road, research results in southern Kyrgyzstan[…]

A brief history of Archaeology in Southern Kyrgyzstan

A brief history of Archaeology in Southern Kyrgyzstan

Turkestan times Contrary to the prevailing opinion that archeology developed in Central Asia during the Soviet Empire, the first researchers (more ethnographic than archaeological) visited the eastern part of the Ferghana basin and southern Kyrgyzstan already at the end of the 19th century. At its end, the Ferghan basin became the subject of interest ofRead more about A brief history of Archaeology in Southern Kyrgyzstan[…]

Research Expedition in Southern Kyrgyzstan (Ak-Jar Site, 2021)

Research Expedition in Southern Kyrgyzstan (Ak-Jar Site, 2021)

The Department of Archeology, Faculty of Arts, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen carries out research expedition in southern Kyrgyzstan (18th-28th October). In cooperation with natural scientists from the Czech Academy of Sciences, colleagues from the Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic, Osh State University and the National Historical and Archaeological Museum Complex Suleyman-TooRead more about Research Expedition in Southern Kyrgyzstan (Ak-Jar Site, 2021)[…]

Corners of local archeology 02. “Clearly Slavs…”

Corners of local archeology 02. “Clearly Slavs…”

I studied archeology at three Central European universities, and although the curricula differ, some traditions of German empirical research are constant: the designation of Kosinna’s Siedlungsarchaeologie as the invention of the devil and the belief in the study of material shard culture as the bearer of civilization and ethnicity. Perhaps there is no more paradoxRead more about Corners of local archeology 02. “Clearly Slavs…”[…]

Corners of local archeology 01. To have or not to have catalogues.

Corners of local archeology 01. To have or not to have catalogues.

One of the problems that one realizes only in the place itself (in this case, in the Kyrgyz Osh) is the absolute luxury we have at home, in a landscape where the tradition and history of local research has led to the creation of a detailed network of knowledge of material culture. In the CzechRead more about Corners of local archeology 01. To have or not to have catalogues.[…]