Historical and cultural heritage of Altai. The ancient beliefs of the Turks.
Project Manager – Senior researcher, Kariev E.M.
The purpose of this project is scientific analysis of the beliefs of early Turks in the context of the impact on the social and cultural processes of ancient Turkic society of the VI-VIIIth centuries AD, by means of archaeological study of the historical and cultural heritage of Altai.
To achieve this goal, it is necessary to organize and compile all the accumulated materials on archeology, ethnology, etc. of the designated areas, as well as to compile and analyze the available data on the adjacent areas.
It is necessary to conduct a comparative-typological analysis of all previously extracted archaeological materials; explore the museum collections of the area by morphological, decorative and technology, etc. grounds, in order to draw up the preliminary historical and cultural picture in antiquity, and by allocating cultural traditions to indicate the optimum edge for research.
It is required to equip the research archaeological expedition to the Kazakh Altai to study ancient Turkic burial memorial monuments, temples, etc. - the main sources of religion and cults of some society.