About the Confernce

 19th International Western Siberian Archaeological and Ethnographic Conference


“Western Siberia in the transcultural space of Northern Eurasia: the results and prospects of 50 years of WSAEC research”


May 16–18, 2024

Tomsk, Russia





National Research Tomsk State University:



Scientific and Educational Center "Institute of Archeology, Ethnography and Physical Anthropology"


Scientific Coordinating Council for Archeology and Ethnography of Western Siberia


Laboratory of Archaeological and Ethnographic Studies of Western Siberia

(Tomsk State University and Institute of Archeology and Ethnography SB RAS)


Department of Archeology and History of Local History, TSU

Museum of Archeology and Ethnography of Siberia

Cabinet of anthropology


Russian Foundation for Basic Research


Institute of Archeology and Ethnography

of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

(Novosibirsk )


Scientific and Educational Center for Paleo-Ethnological Research







In 2020, the conference celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Since the 1970s the Conference has been  comprehensive and unites not only archaeologists and ethnographers, but anthropologists and linguists. Conference meetings are general, not divided into sections. An objective basis for the joint work of specialists in all areas is the inclusion of research in the historical context.


The directions of the conference work are:

1. Methodological problems of areal research in Western Siberia and adjacent territories

2. Ethnic and cultural specificity and interaction as a text and context of a transcultural space: an interdisciplinary discourse