Three research expeditions start in Yamal
According to reports from the Arctic-Info Agency, three research expeditions have started in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District: the comprehensive study of the Zelyony Yar archeological monument, the biological monitoring of terrestrial ecosystems of the Yamal tundra, and the expedition to study and preserve falcons.
The study of medieval monuments near the village of Zelyony Yar in the Priuralsky District has involved researchers from the Scientific Center for Arctic Studies, anthropologists from Yekaterinburg, experts from the Institute of Northern Development at the Siberian Department of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Tyumen) and amateur archeologists from Syktyvkar.
"This year, we plan to conduct excavations of about 70-75 square meters in the territory where, according to magnetic recording, five to seven burials and at least one fire-pit are located. Samples of the remains and soil from the burials will be sent to the Institute of Northern Development at the Siberian Department of the Russian Academy of Sciences to examine them for opistorchiasis," said Alexander Gusev, head of field work and junior researcher in archeology.
Work in the Yamal tundra will involve scientists from the Arctic Research Center of the Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology at the Ural Department of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Scientific Center for Arctic Studies together with their colleagues from France and Norway. In addition, the international team also plans to work in Sabetta and on Bely Island this summer.
The expedition on the study and conservation of falcons will be held under the auspices of the Science and Innovation Department of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District and the Arctic Interregional Expedition Center.