Every year, the museum's research staff undertakes expeditions to collect materials for a deeper study of a certain topic. This unique experience is transformed into scientific works, allows us to update and clarify previously collected information, and becomes an inspiring stimulus for creating unique museum products.
In 2019, a new settlement of the Paleometallic period (1 millennium BC - beginning of the 1st millennium AD) was found on one of the rivers of the Ungun river in the Lenin district of the EAD. In total about thirty ancient dwelling pits of different sizes - from two to twelve meters in diameter - have been counted.
In the course of the work, we received a variety of material relating to a new, previously unknown ceramic complex from the 7th-6th millennium B.C.
but note 10 clay beads and a small cup, as well as a large number of animal bone remains, which, as a rule, poorly preserved in the soils of the Amur region.
One of the richest in objects of cultural heritage is the Bykova River, where to date 4 settlements have been found. In the 2017 season, a small archaeological excavation was laid at the site of one small utility pit.
Kyushu University and the University of Tokyo conducted a joint archaeological survey in the Oktyabrsky and Leninsky municipal districts of the Jewish Autonomous Region.
All materials received will be transferred to the collections of the Museum of Archaeology after the processing and creation of the Field Report.
As a result of the work, an area of about 250 square meters was surveyed.
The excavations suggest that large-scale excavations at this settlement may increase both the volume of finds and their quality.