Online Public Lecture: Archaeology in Kyrgyzstan: Research Findings in 2000-2019 and Future Perspectives

Date: 28 May 2020
Other languages: Кыргыз тили |
May 28th 2020, 4:30-5:30pm (Bishkek time, GMT+6)
Online Public Lecture

Kubatbek Tabaldyev
Archaeologist, Professor of Kyrgyz-Turkish “Manas” University

Abstract
Dr. Kubatbek Tabaldyev will present the findings of his archaeological research during 2000-2019 in Kyrgyzstan including key monuments from the era of the ancient Stone Age to the late Middle Ages. The audience will have chance to learn about ancient "workshops" where stone tools were made, and about burial sites and petroglyphs. He will discuss the challenges of preserving archaeological monuments, opportunities for turning Kyrgyzstan into the ‘country of open-air museums,’ as well as the importance of the political will of government officials and active civic engagement in saving the unique cultural and historical heritages of ancestors from looting and destruction.

Biography
Dr. Kubatbek Tabaldуev is an archaeologist and professor of Kyrgyz-Turkish “Manas” University. He holds a degree of candidate of historical sciences. Dr. Tabaldyev has been conducting archaeological research for more than 30 years on monuments of the ancient and medieval, nomadic and settled rural communities of the Tien Shan, Alai and Semirech’e regions of Central Asia. He led several international archaeological expeditions in Kyrgyzstan, conducted joint projects with his colleagues and students and contributed to the preservation of the archaeological heritage of Kyrgyzstan. Dr. Tabaldyev’s valuable book titled “Ancient Monuments of Tien Shan” (2011, in Russian) was published with the support of University of Central Asia (UCA). In 2012, he was invited to supervise archaeologists from various fields, to study the ancient archaeological sites discovered on UCA’s campus in Naryn.

Location
This lecture will be conducted online via Zoom conferencing on May 28th at 4:30pm (GMT+6, Kyrgyzstan time). Join the meeting at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81903565678?pwd=REdkYW1mRGZxQURsN2w1N2k1WUpIUT09, or use the Zoom Meeting ID (819 0356 5678) and password (499337). If you do not already have Zoom installed on your computer, visit: https://zoom.us/freesignup.

Language
The online lecture will be delivered in Kyrgyz.

Past online lectures are available on the University of Central Asia's YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/ucentralasia.

Ideas presented in this lecture reflect the personal opinion of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Central Asia and/or its employees.
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