“Balka Kantserka”: expedition on the footsteps of innovative survey

16 Aug 2022

In July 2022, despite all our current challenges, the archaeological laboratory of the Noosphere Engineering School organized an expedition to the archaeological site “Balka Kantserka”.

Since the location was surveyed by Noosphere Archaeology with LIDAR imaging last September, the expedition has made several groundbreaking discoveries. For example, the discovery of a potter’s horn. Also, for the first time since the team’s conception in 1929, ceramics bearing inscriptions were located. 

Let us remind: last year the archaeological branch of Noosphere Engineering School carried out a range of field research projects (Bielskoe ancient settlement, Kantserka) using innovative technologies: georadar, drone- and LIDAR sensing.

The “Balka Kantserka” landmark, which is connected to the tribal Alans, dates back to the 7th century. This area was home to an international pottery center of the early Middle Ages.

Valeriya Lavrenko, head of the archaeological laboratory, is certain that next year, with the help of innovative research methods such as the use of radar, it will be possible to study this unique place in even more detail. And perhaps uncover even more about the history of our native land.

The expedition was carried out together with the Dmytro Yavornytskyi National Historical Museum of Dnipro and the Oles Honchar Dnipro National University.