Summer Research at Tyumen, Russia (2017)

On July 2017, my team will visit Tyumen (Russia), for collaborative study on the human cranium and teeth. Years ago, we signed MOU with Institute for Problems of the Development of the North, Siberian Branch of the Russion Academy of Sciences. Along with Dr. Сергей Слепченко, the researcher of the institute, we will do make a anthropometric study on the ancient bones of both countries (Russia and South Korea). 

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● 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, 2017 

● Research contents: The main subject of our research is (1) 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 conductedon the skeletal series of both institutes using metric and nonmetric methods,mainly focusing on skulls. (2) 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).  




The Institute for Problems of the Development of the North, Tyumen


With Dr. Slepchenko


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