There have been a number of studies on the pre-modern Siberia. Although the pioneering researches provided impressive information to understand the people and society of the region, we admit that there are still many things remain shrouded in mystery from the biological and anthropological aspects. Our project on the Salekhard mummies, under the international collaboration with the Institute for Problems of the Development of the North (Russia) is therefore important. By the proposed research and various techniques entailed on the mummies discovered from the cemetery of Salekhard, a full and very detailed biological and anthropological picture of the pre-modern Siberian people can be obtained.
The Salekhard is the administrative center of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia. The mummies (n=3) were discovered from the cemetery (66°19'47.93"С; 67°31'59.83"В80) kilometers apart from Salekhard. They are currently maint…