Collaboration: Institute for Problems of the Development of the North, Russia (2017)


● This project will undergo under the agreement of MOU between Institute for Problems of the Development of the North (Russia) and Institute of Forensic Science,
Seoul National University College of Medicine (South Korea)
● Date: July 1 – July 31, 2017
● Research contents: The main subject of our research is comparing the anthropometric data of two ancient or medieval populations from different geographic regions. Some of human collection in Institute for Problems of the Development of the North belongs to hunter-gatherers while Joseon Dynasty human collection is mainly of agriculturalists. The anthropological examinations will be conducted on the skeletal series of both institutes using metric and nonmetric methods, mainly focusing on skulls. We will also do the paleoparasitological works in collaboration with Dr. Sergey Slepchenko.
● Future Plan after Research: Publication of the data in qualified scientific journals (co-authorship shared by Russian and Korean scientists). Make a report to Institute for Problems of the Development of the North (Russia).
● Russian counterpart researcher: Dr. Sergey Slepchenko
● Research Team of South Korea:
- Dong Hoon Shin: Professor, Institute of Forensic Science, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
- Hye Jin Lee: Scientific Staff (forensic anthropologist), Ministry of National Defense Agency KIA Recovery & Identification, Seoul, South Korea
- Jong Ha Hong: PhD candidate, Institute of Forensic Science, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea 
- Yeonwoo Hong: Student-Assistant, Department of Cultural Heritage Conservation
Science, Kongju National University, Gongju, South Korea

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