Boriskovsky Pavel Iosifovich

27 May [ 14 May] 1911 (1911-05-27), Saint-Petersburg — 27 September 1991 (1991-09-28), Leningrad

Biography, education, career:

In 1934 Pavel Boriskovsky defended his Candidate Dissertation, titled A Historical Basis for the Formation of the So-called Homo Sapeins. In 1952 he defended his Doctoral Dissertation, titled Paleolithic of Ukraine. Historical and Archaeological Sketches. In 1936-1941 and 1946-1991 he was a Lecturer and Associate Professor, and from 1959 – Professor at the Department of Archaeology of the Faculty of History, Leningrad State University. In 1946-1991 – senior researcher, Head of the Department of Paloelithic, Research Avvisor of the Leningrad Branch of the Institute of Archaeology of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1960-1961 – Professor at Hanoi University (DRV). Lead author of the collective monograph Paleolithic of the USSR.

Areas of expertise: Archaeology; History and ethnography of primitive peoples; History and ethnography of the peoples of Australia and Oceania; History and ethnography of the peoples of Siberia, the Extreme North, and the Far East; history of primitive society, formation and development of human society and culture from Paleolithic

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