Festival of ancient technologies was held in Lisakovsk

The Lisakovsk city in Kostanai hosted the first international festival of ancient technologies and cultural communications. Local and foreign scientists showcased clay vessels, arrowheads and ancient tools as well as the methods to create these objects and other products made of stone, metal, ceramics and wool. The objects, created in front of the visitors, were transferred to local museum.

SHYNAR YERMAGAMBETOVA, ACTING DIRECTOR, MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND CULTURE, KOSTANAI REGION:

- The plaque made of gold is different. The golden object is brought from other places and other countries. We can conclude that in ancient times trade relations were developed.

EMMA USMANOVA, CHIEF, LISAKOVSK ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION:

- I think it's important to such a small city as Lisakovsk. First, this is a good museum. Secondly, it is important in terms of tourism or event tourism. Let's see how it goes. How science serves tourism and enlightenment.

The festival of ancient technologies started with a theatrical performance. Organizers showed how Andronovo tribes worshiped the sun and fire. The introduction of processing metals, creating handicrafts and farming were developed in the Bronze Age due to the tribes.

For example, the temperature in the oven, which was used 4,000 years ago, reached 1,500 degrees. The bronze was heated in the oven and then poured into molds. The ancient tribes made arrowheads and other products with the melted bronze.

The ancient technology of weaving was also demonstrated at the festival. Craftsmen shared the secrets of felt-making to the visitors.

AIMAN KADYRKHANOVA, RESEARCHER, MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND CULTURE, KOSTANAI REGION:

- Women who talked a lot weren’t allowed to manufacture the felt. Why? Because if a woman is distracted by a conversation during the manufacturing process, she can ruin the felt. 

The organizers plan to hold the ancient technologies festival regularly. They also intend to create a new tourist brand based on the archeological experiment and historical reconstruction.