Laboratory of Quaternary Stratigraphy

Geological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

February 2016Nikolay Orlov employed as a chief technicianof the laboratory
January 2016The important work published: Pitulko V.V., Tikhonov A.N., Pavlova E.Y., Nikolskiy P.A., Kuper K.E., Polozov R.N. (2015) Early human presence in the Arctic: Evidence from 45,000-year-old mammoth remains // Science. Vol. 351, Issue 6270, pp. 260-263, DOI: 10.1126/science.aad0554
December 2015The main results of the year 2015 have been summarized. In 2015, the lab's employees worked in the field in North Caucasus, Eastern amd Western Siberia
May 29, 2014
Pavel Frolov was sertified as a scientific reseracher
December 25, 2013
Pavel Frolov: "Stratigraphic, paleoecological and paleoclimatic significance of freshwater and brackishwater molluscs in Pleistocene southern of Eastern Europe"
May 25, 2013
 Alexey S.Tesakov: "Modern approaches to subdivision of the Quaternary System. Proposals on the structure of the Quaternary in the  Russian stratigraphic scheme" presented at All-Russia conference "General stratigraphic scheme of Russia: state of the art and perspectives of  improvement" Moscow,  GIN RAS.
April, 2012Russian Interdepartmental Stratigraphic Committee (MSK) published the official decision to lower the base of the Quaternary in the domestic stratigraphic scheme to the internationally approved level of 2.58 Ma.
April 11, 2012The meeting devoted to the memory of Eleonora Vangengeim took place on pm April 11, 2012 in the confrence hall of the Geological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
January 10, 2012The Laboratory of Quaternary Stratigraphy mournfully announce the demise of Dr. Eleonora Vangengeim (1930-2012). Se died on January 9, 2012.
October 26, 2011Laboratory staff reported main results of the summer field campaign in Arctic Siberia and southern European Russia
April 28, 2011Pavel Frolov shared second/third place in the scientific competition of young scientist of Geological Institute!
April, 2011 Russian Stratigraphic Committee lowers the Quaternary/Neogene boundary for Russia to ca. 2.6 Ma. The final descision is, however, postponed till elaboration of inner structure of the Quaternary.
November 10, 2010 Pavel Nikolskiy has successfully defended the doctoral thesis "Systematics and stratigraphic significance of  moose (Cervidae, Mammalia) in Late Cenozoic of Eurasia and North America" !!!    Photos
October 5, 2010 Abridged version of  the thesis "Systematics and stratigraphic significance of  moose (Cervidae, Mammalia) in Late Cenozoic of Eurasia and North America" by Pavel Nikolskiy (in Russian) 
September, 2010 The field season is over: this summer lab's field teams worked in Arctic Siberia and in the Northern Caucasus.
June 30, 2010 Materials of the INQUA-SEQS conference in Rostov-on-Don, 2010
June 2, 2010 Pavel Nikolskiy presented a lecture "Systematics and stratigraphic significance of  moose (Cervidae, Mammalia) in Late Cenozoic of Eurasia and North America" at the scientific seminar of the stratigrpahy department.
May 13, 2010 Pavel Frolov successfully defended Ms Thesis "Pliocene-Pleistocene Quaternary molluscs of the Azov Region" CONGRATULATIONS!!! photo
April 2010 Russian Stratigraphic Committee does not change the Quaternary/Neogene boundary for Russia
January 26, 2010 70's anniversary of Andrey Dodonov: A memorial meeting was held by the Comission on the Study of the Quaternary 
October 22, 2009 INQUA-SEQS Conference, 2010, Rostov-on-Don, early announcement
October  19, 2009 Presentation at VI all-Russian Quaternary Conference in Novosibirsk
September 2009  The field season has successfully finished: this year the Lab's filed teams worked in Arctic Siberia, West Siberia, Altai, and Northern Caucasus
November 2008 Please note change of telephone numbers in the lab:

old number
-> new number

+ 7 495 230-8084 ->  +7 495 953-6431 –  V.S.Zazhigin, P.A.Nikolsky, A.E. Basilyan, A.S.Tesakov
+7 495 230-8085 -> +7 495 953-6075 – E.A.Vangengeim
+7 495 230-8131 -> +7 495 959-3498 – M.E.Bylinskaya, L.A.Golovina, M.V.Sotnikova, A.N.Simakova

15 May, 2008 Alexandra Simakova successfully defended her doctoral thesis! Congratulations!!!
7 May, 2008 Andrey Dodonov, the head of the Quatenary Laboratory died
August - September 2007 Geological practice of paleontology student (Moscow State University) K.A.Simonov during the Quternary Lab filed work
August 28 - September 02, 2006 Ulan-Ude INQUA Symposium "Stratigraphy, paleontology and paleoenvironment of Pliocene-Pleistocene of Transbaikalia and interregional correlations"
May 19-20 2005 International workshop "Problems of paleontology and archaeology in south Russia and adjacent areas."
November 2004 Evgenii Devyatkin, the head of laboratory, died on November 3
September 2004 Volga Environmental Conference, Volgograd-Astrakhan
November 2003 I.M.Gromov's Memorial Conference, Saint-Petersburg
May 2003 International Loess workshop, INQUA, Moscow





Laboratory of Quaternary Stratigraphy,
Geological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Pyzhevsky 7, 119017 Moscow, Russia