Aleksandr Sergeevich Vdovin,
Nikolay Polikarpovich Makarov,
Afontova Gora and Educational Archeology: Diary of Members of the Krasnoyarsk School Archaeological Club Named after I.T. Savenkov (1924–1925)
The publication presents new archival materials of the archaeological club named after I.T. Savenkov. The club successfully worked in Krasnoyarsk in 1923–1925 under the leadership of the popular researchers of the Siberian Stone Age N.K. Auerbach, G.P. Sosnovsky and V.I. Gromov. All the materials of the club (reports, drawings, manuscript journal “Curved mirror” and diaries) were stored in archive of N.K. Auerbach, part of which is in the Krasnoyarsk Regional Museum of Local Lore. For the first time the daily life of the archaeological expedition is shown through the diaries of schoolchildren who took part in the excavations of the Paleolithic site of Afontova Gora at all stages of field research and cameral processing of material. The diaries also describe the relationship between heads and members of the club, given the characteristics of the participants in the excavation. Nicknames given by club members to their heads speak of a friendly atmosphere: Bach, Dr. GeoPet. Among the guests are mentioned famous scientists A.Ya. Tugarinov, V.A. Gorodtsov, S.A. Teploukhov, А.Е. Borovko, B.S. Stepanov and others. The article notes the special role of the expedition in popularizing scientific knowledge about the ancient history of the Yenisei region. Regular excursions for residents of Krasnoyarsk and representatives of various institutions were conducted not only by the heads of the excavations, but also by their students. The published document reflects the innovative pedagogical experience that emphasizes the uniqueness of the research of Afotnova Gora for the Russian archaeological science not only in the 1920s, but also today. This experience became the basis of pedagogical archeology in Siberia, which allowed combining a high level of scientific research and the educational process that further received a high public response.
The article has been received by the editor on 25.11.2020
How to cite: Vdovin A.S., Makarov N.P. Afontova Gora and Educational Archeology: Diary of Members of the Krasnoyarsk School Archaeological Club Named after I.T. Savenkov (1924–1925) // Historical Courier, 2021, No. 1 (15), pp. 208–224. [Available online:] http://istkurier.ru/data/2021/ISTKURIER-2021-1-17.pdf
Links: Issue 1 2021
Keywords: Archaeological club; Paleolithic; Afontova Gora; excavations; school regional studies