Vasiliev Sergey Vladimirovich
28 March 1963, Likhoslavl, Kalinin Oblast
Biography, education, career:
In 1993, at Moscow State University, Sergey Vasiliev defended his Candidate Dissertation, titled Communication of Primates and the Problem of Speech Origin. In 1999, at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, he defended his Doctoral Dissertation, titled Differentiation of the Pleistocene Hominids. Presently, he is Head of the Department of Physical Anthropology at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, RAS.
Areas of expertise: Physical anthropology; Ethnogenesis; History and ethnography of Finno-Ugric peoples; History and ethnography of the peoples of the Near and Middle East; Applied ethnography; craniology; osteology; anthropogenesis and general theory of evolution; origin of indigenous people of ancient Egypt; use of anthropological methods in forensic examinations