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"Archaeos" - the center of historical projects
Historical reconstruction and experimental archeology of stone and the bronze age


Center for Historical Projects Archaeos

"Archeos" is a center for historical projects created by a team of professional historians, archaeologists and figures of the historical reconstruction movement. The history of the project began in 2013. Having experience in managing the historical reconstruction club, the Chelyabinsk archaeologist Ivan Semyan decided to create a combined group of young archaeologists and reconstructors to reconstruct the technologies and material culture of the Stone and Bronze Ages. The club held regular meetings, lectures and classes on ancient crafts. In 2014, associates joined the project, including Anton Suvorov, the head of the historical reconstruction club Fierce Beast. In 2016, the co-organizer of the Center was a historian by education, a Chelyabinsk businessman, friend and colleague of Ivan - Vladislav Zhuravlev. Based on the general experience of the participants, a large-scale project was created. An important area of ​​the project’s activities is conducting workshops and seminars on experimental archeology, speaking at scientific and practical conferences, and participating in the creation of scientific and popular science materials. To date, the Center wide excursion and educational work is carried out.

CIM Ancient World

In 2003, the Samara Regional Branch of the All-Russian Society for the Protection of Monuments of History and Culture launched a project to create the Center for Historical Modeling (CIM) "Ancient World" of a fundamentally new interactive model for exhibiting archaeological heritage; an object for educational (educational) tourism and historical education of children and adults; scientific and experimental training ground for archaeologists. The Center officially opened on June 15, 2004. Creating the "Ancient World", the organizers pursued the following goals: To restore in detail the lifestyle of the most ancient population of the Middle Volga; On the basis of field research data, show everyone who wishes the history of their homeland in a lively, intelligible and memorable form. CIM “The Ancient World” is not a classic museum, a repository of scripts, but a place where, surrounded by existing models, everyone can pass the story through their hands and heart. CIM "Ancient World" is located in the Krasnoarmeysky district of the Samara region near the village of Kamenny Brod.

Creative Workshop RUNA

Creative workshop "Runa" exists since March 2017. The main activity is the molding of jewelry and household items using technology as close as possible to the barbarian tradition.
Eastern Europe of the late Roman times, as well as the popularization of Kiev culture, spread over a large part of Eastern Europe from the late II to the beginning of the V century BC. e.

The workshop team consists of 2 people: Alexander Alekseev and Andrey Vorobyov.

"Runa" actively collaborates with representatives of science - demonstration workshops have been held several times in archaeological expeditions, the workshop's works were presented at the exhibition "Between a Hammer and a Hard Place" in the Kulikovo Field Museum-Reserve and at the international seminar "Historical and Archaeological Research of the Bryansk Treasure circle of Eastern European chiseled enamels "at the IA RAS.

In August 2018, the workshop's project: “Barbarian Enamels of Eastern Europe - Reconstruction of the Jewelry and Equipment Complex” became one of the winners in the competition of historical projects held within the framework of the festival “Times and Epochs”. At the moment, the workshop participants are working on the implementation of this project.

Moscow Ethnographic Society

The society was founded by ethnographer Yuri Gabrov in order to popularize ethnological science, art history, archeology. Through ethnocultural festivals, living history lessons, lectures and concerts, the MEO acquaints children and adults with the customs of other nations, their crafts, and history. Society's specialists in everyday life are engaged in research in the field of ethnography, anthropology, folklore. They are also engaged in experimental archeology - the MEO is an active member of the international association EXARC.

Workshop HAMMER

The workshop of the correct armor "HAMMER" exists since February 2016.

The main activity of the workshop is the manufacture of protective weapons from various eras: from the early Iron Age to the late Middle Ages. Also in the workshop are made replicas of weapons made of bronze using technology as close as possible to the ancient one.

The MOLOT workshop actively collaborates with representatives of the scientific world and the public, for whom special master classes have been held several times.

Laboratory of Experimental Archeology NOTECI SUSU

At the South Ural State University (Chelyabinsk), on the basis of the Eurasian Research and Education Center under the leadership of Ivan Andreevich Semyan, there is the only comprehensive experimental archeology laboratory in Russia that carries out international experimental research projects and also studies and models the technologies of the ancient population of the Urals . The laboratory is a member of the world association of experimental archeology EXARC, as well as the Archeos association representing the international community of experimental archeologists and representatives of the historical reconstruction movement. The consolidation of forces interested in modeling the phenomena and processes of the past allows the laboratory of experimental archeology at SUSU to carry out a wide range of multidisciplinary tasks: scientific and popular science activities, creating museum displays and replicas of artifacts, educating schoolchildren and students, and participating in tourism and charity projects. Laboratory scientific experiments have significantly enriched the ideas about the life of the ancient population of our country. In particular, the researchers reconstructed in detail the processes of creating stone and bronze weapons of ancient warriors, reconstructed one of the oldest complex bows. On the basis of the Archeos Paleopark, students are trained and scientific experiments are carried out. Projects are being undertaken to recreate the homes and life of antiquity.

Nikolay Tsoi

By the main profession, Nikolai is a bacteriologist. Engaged in primitive technologies since 2013 and since then interest in the Stone Age has only increased. During this time, the experiments became for Nikolai something more than a hobby, and he wanted to tell others about this direction and find like-minded people. Fortunately, modern technology gives us a lot of opportunities for communication. In many ways, in 2016, Nikolai created the  Primal_Flame group, where he began to lay out a phased recreation of the objects of everyday life of an ancient person. Nikolai is trying to interact with Western colleagues, as well as the regional scientific community, museums and schools, in order to tell people about the direction of activity that is still quite young for the region. Last summer, Nikolai held several thematic workshops for the Field Geoarchaeological School of the Scientific Research Center “Baikal Region” of the ISU and the ISU Student Archaeological Club.

KIR Fierce beast

The Club of Historical Reconstruction "Fierce Beast", Chelyabinsk, is engaged in the reconstruction of the territory of Russia of the early Middle Ages, as well as adjacent territories and peoples, one way or another participating in the cultural and political processes taking place in this territory. Main region - South Russia, Northern Russia, Volga region The club has existed since 2007. He is a regular participant in the region's historical festivals.


Scientists Against Myths - 10

At the forum Scientists Against Myths - 10, Ivan Semyan discussed popular myths related to obsidian, as well as organized an experiment to test the striking ability of obsidian weapons.

Scientists Against Myths - 9

February 3, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Ivan Semyan spoke at the scientific forum "Scientists Against Myths - 9", where he spoke about the authenticity of feature films about the Stone Age. The forum came out great. The organizers again managed to gather interesting speakers, organize informative exhibitions, and create a comfortable and cozy atmosphere for communication. The most interesting for the historical community were exhibitions on ethnography, anthropology and paleontology. Anthropologist Stanislav Drobyshevsky traditionally shared interesting facts about our ancient ancestors. Paleontologist Pavel Skuchas dispelled many myths about dinosaurs. The event was made by the descendant of the legendary Russian ethnographer and traveler and his full namesake Nikolai Nikolaevich Miklukho-Maklai, who appreciated our replicas of weapons of the Neolithic era. The forum’s traditional expert, archaeologist Alexander Konstantinovich, next invited Ivan to the Paleolithic Department of the Institute of Mineralogy Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences, where he managed to interestingly discuss Stone Age technologies. Ivan also visited the Arche cultural and educational center, where he gave a lecture on military affairs of the Bronze Age.

Scientists Against Myths - 3

More than 400 people gathered on January 29 in the center of the Northern capital to debunk pseudoscientific myths and misconceptions in the fields of history, anthropology, archeology, linguistics and medicine. The forum was organized by the Anthropogenesis.ru project. Among the participants there was a delegate from Chelyabinsk - a young archaeologist, the head of the project of experimental archeology and living history "Archeos" Ivan Semyan, who spoke about pseudoscientific myths that arose around the world-famous Arkaim - the ancient city of the Middle Bronze Age III – II millennium BC . e.

Arkaim Flame 2019

The festival venue has unfolded behind the Stone Age Dwellings, which themselves are a vivid example of historical reconstruction and how it helps archaeologists restore the way of life of ancient people. All reconstructions at the festival were performed not only according to archaeological sources, but also in compliance with ancient technologies. All this made it possible to include the "Flame of Arkaim" in the calendar of the world association of experimental archeology EXARC, which means international recognition. Before the eyes of the guests of the festival, the whole millennia-old history of the Steppe unfolded - from the Stone Age to archaeologists studying it. During a colorful historical show, the era replaced each other in front of the audience, and the past came to life under the shovel of archaeologists. Walking around the festival venue it was possible to look at the costumes and life of ancient people, and learn more about the technologies of different eras, and even try to make a stone tool yourself, try your hand at rock art, shoot from a bow, make a pot. One of the most striking events was a glass bead workshop. Everyone could try to create a bead with their own hands in the same way as the nomads of the early Iron Age did, and make sure that this is quite real. A Scythian smithy worked at the festival, forging of akinak and a bronze helmet was demonstrated. One could also observe the work of the Bronze Age metallurgical furnace, try to grind the grains with a stone grater, and, of course, take pictures in a magnificent reconstruction of the Arkaim chariot. And in the camp of Soviet archaeologists a special children's excavation was organized, where the smallest guests of the festival could unearth ancient ceramics and stone tools. Also, everyone could try themselves in such competitions as log throwing, scandball, jumping on the shield and many others. The most powerful and agile received valuable prizes - cast replicas of jewelry from Sintashta culture. Another highlight of the festival was an impromptu concert of ethnic music from a spontaneously gathered group of organizers and participants of the festival. They played so harmoniously and beautifully that the audience did not let them go for a long time, demanding continuation. But sooner or later, it all ends, and the sounds of barrows and drums gave way to the clang of swords: the time has come for demonstrative battles among the nomads. This time, in addition to medieval battles, spectators could watch a vivid and spectacular battle of the Scythians on akinaki. But all the fights ended in a friendly embrace - because, as the host emphasized, the “Flame of Arkaim” festival is not only an opportunity to touch history, but also to meet old friends and find new ones. In addition, spectators could watch archery competitions - from different distances and at speed, as well as a costume contest. Its participants not only demonstrated their costumes, but also told in detail on the basis of what exactly they reconstructed, what each detail of the costume means, what materials were used to create it. All costumes were evaluated by a competent jury consisting of archaeological scientists and representatives of the Ministry of Culture of the Chelyabinsk Region. The prize for the best suit - natural linen homespun fabric - was received by Yakov Vnukov, director of the Institute of Time, from Moscow, who presented the costume of meot - the Black Sea Scythian. Two other prizes - a Carolingian type sword for winning the Iron Age Warriors 'tournament and a bow replica from Hedeby for winning the archers' tournament, were taken by one person who won in both categories - Alexander Ovsyannikov, the head of the Ratny Vek club from Chelyabinsk. As soon as the competition program was completed, and on the stage at the foot of Mount Shamanka, the concert of musician Türgen Kam began. Under the rapidly darkening steppe sky, voices of such musical instruments as Morin Khuur, Khomus, Topshulur, Hese and, of course, incredible bewitching throat singing sounded. “You are the best!” - the audience shouted to the musician from an excess of feelings. Such a warm welcome is not accidental: Tyugren Kam is always a welcome guest on Arkaim, he took part in many festivals and performed with concerts more than once. The festival ended with the kindling of the flame of Arkaim at the central fire and a magnificent fire show. And each of the audience took away in his heart a piece of this flame: a bright and lively interest in history.

Charity Live Urokit with Sunday Fund

For several years, the Center for Historical Projects Archeos has been collaborating with the Charity Fund for theater and film actor Evgeni Aleksandrovich Voskresensky “Sunday”. Together we conduct events in the format of a live story for children with disabilities.

Desht-Thor 2019

In 2019, the Archeos Association delegation took part in the second international festival of Ancient Technologies in memory of Tour Heyerdahl “Desht Thor”.

30 years of the reserve Arkaim

In April 2017, the anniversary conference “Arkaim: 30 years later. Science and Life ”, dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the opening of the settlement of Arkaim. The Archeos Center has created an authentic setting for the event.

An experiment at the burial ground of Welga 2019

The Archaeos Association and the Laboratory of Experimental Archeology at SUSU took part in the field experimental archeological school, which took place on the basis of an expedition to the Velga burial ground under the direction of Doctor of Historical Sciences Sergey Gennadievich Botalov. Within the framework of the school, technologies for casting bronze and manufacturing stone tools were presented. We set up an experiment to reproduce the casting technology of a bronze belt buckle of the Magyar type. Our colleagues demonstrated the technology of weaving, felting felt and ceramic production.

Field seminars in the archaeological detachment of SUSU

The laboratory organizes an experimental site in the field archaeological camp of SUSU annually. The head of the laboratory, Ivan Semyan, tells students of SUSU and ChelSU about the features of the study of ancient technologies, demonstrates stone processing techniques and with the active participation of students, conducts a series of very impressive experiments on metal processing of the Bronze Age.

Workshop for museum workers 2019

A seminar of the Association of Museums of the South Urals "Vector of Interaction" was held at the Miass Museum of Local History, dedicated to joint projects of museums with state, public and commercial organizations. Ivan Semyan presented to his colleagues a report on the topic: “Interaction of the Archeos Center with the institutions of science and culture”, and also held a master class on making flint stone arrowheads.

Sintashta bow project

Ivan Semyan, head of the Laboratory of Experimental Archeology, NOTEI SUSU, and his colleague, Greek archaeologist-experimenter Spyros Bakas (University of Warsaw, University of Athens), won the first research grant in the history of EXARC. The aim of the project is the reconstruction of the composite bow of the Sintashta culture based on the materials of the Kamenny Barn - 5, Stepnoye-M and Solntse - 2 burial grounds. A quiver set of arrows with stone, bronze and bone tips will also be made using authentic methods. The experiment and its results will be published on EXARC resources.

EAA 2018 Barcelona

On September 8, Ivan Semyan spoke at the annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA 2018) in Barcelona, where he presented a report on a project to study the production technology of stone arrowheads of Sintashta culture at the experimental archeology section.


Branded mug

Signature Mug: "Archaeos: Sons Of Archeology"

Цена 500 rub.

Wooden badges

Ceramic coated wooden badges

Цена 200 rub.

Symbol of the Sun-Deer

* Symbol of the Bronze Age sun * Deer - a copy of the Stone Age drawing

Цена 200 rub.

Earrings "Archaeos"

Earrings "Archaeos" in the form of shovels (silver). Execution in bronze and gold is possible. Fastenings in the form of carnations, hooks, locks, depending on the customer’s desire.

Цена 2000 rub.

Cooked trowel

Trowel archaeological (truel) boiled

Цена 900 rub.

Forged trowel

Trowel archaeological (truel) boiled

Цена 2500 rub.

Cooked trowel

Trowel archaeological (truel) boiled

Цена 900 rub.

Forged trowel

Trowel archaeological (truel) boiled

Цена 2500 rub.

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