The stages of geoecological units as an environment and way of migrations of archantrops during Early and Middle Pleistocene in Caucasus and East Europe.

The main aim of the project is investigation of the oldest paleolithic sites (oldovanean) in the North Caucasus and East Europe. Previous investigations revealed exciting materials about Myhkay-2 and Bairaki paleolithic sites. These two sites are higly important to understanding the way of ancient people migrations from Africa to Europe through Caucasus.

2011 — 2012


Influence of extreme natural and climatic transformations on cultural adaptation processes in the Paleolithic of the Caspian basin.

Using interdisciplinary research (paleomagnetic, high resolution stratigraphy, lithology, palinology, paleontology of mollusks and large and small mammals etc.) new data and conclusions concerning of Early Man environment in the Caspian basin region was obtained.

2008 — 2010


Caspian-Black Sea-Mediterranean Corridor during the last 30 ky: sea level change and human adaptive strategies).

IGCP 521 (2005-2010)- INQUA 501 (2005-2011).


Late Pleistocene extreme floodings in temporal Eurasia: paleohydrological reconstructions, water sources and influence on the Early Man.

The new before unknown event Extreme Inundations Epoch Ц was found in Latest Pleistocene of the Ponto-Caspian basin. Polylandscape concept of marine, river, slope and interfluvial inundations was elaborated, including Cascade of Eurasian lake-marine, basins river superfloods, slope solifluction flows and interfluvial thermocarst lake inundations.

2005 — 2007


Extreme Late Quaternary marine transgressions and their relation to megafloods in river basins in the Ponto- Caspian region.

Conception of Late Glacial Extremal Floods was elaborate on the new base.

2002 — 2004