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Alexander G. Kozintsev

alexander g. kozintsev

Senior Researcher, Doctor of Historical Sciences


Phone: +7 (812) 323-34-19 (office)

Fax: +7 (812) 328-08-11



Born in 1946 in Leningrad, Dr. Kozintsev began its work at the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1971. He participated in numerous archaeological, anthropological, and primatological field projects. Dr. Kozintsev is the author of six monographs and over 250 other publications including those in American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Arctic Anthropology, Human Evolution, Anthropologie, Homo, Primates, Journal of the Anthropological Society of Nippon, Aggressive Behavior, Current Anthropology, Journal of Indo-European Studies, and European Journal of Archaeology. Lectured at Saint Petersburg State University Department of Archaeology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Smolny/Bard), Saint-Petersburg Institute of Human Biology and Psychology, Wallenberg Institute, and European University at St. Petersburg.


1988 Doctor of Historical Sciences. Doctoral dissertation title: Ethnic Epigenetics: Geographic Variation of Cranial Sutures in Man. Teachers and advisors: L. S. Klejn, A. D. Stolyar, and I. I. Gokhman.

1972 Candidate of Historical Sciences, the USSR Academy of Sciences, Institute of Ethnography, Leningrad.

1968 Specialist diploma in History (Archeology), the Leningrad State University.


Biological and cultural anthropology; population history of Eurasia and America.


  • 2021-2022 Research topic, “The Old and the New Worlds: the formation and development of ancient societies and populations” (in partnership with Dr. V. Khartanovich and Dr. G. Khlopachev);
  • 2017-2020 Research topic, “The formation of prehistoric and present-day population of Eurasia and America using ethnological, physical anthropological and archaeological data” (in partnership with Dr. V. Khartanovich and Dr. G. Khlopachev);
  • 2014-2016 Research topic, “Ethnic history and cultural heritage of ancient and contemporary peoples of the world” (in partnership with Dr. V. Khartanovich and Dr. G. Khlopachev).


  • 2015 Peopling of the New World: A Multidisciplinary Study [Zaseleniye Chelovekom Novogo Sveta: Opyt Kompleksnogo Issledovaniya]. Saint Petersburg: Nestor-Istoria. 680 p. (In Russian) ISBN 978-5-4469-0650-5. Co-authored with Berezkin Y.I., Vasil’ev A.A., Peiros I.I., Slobodin S.B., & Tabarev A.V.
  • 2010 The Mirror of Laughter. New Brunswick and London: Transaction, 235 p.
  • 2009 Siberia and the first Americans. SPb: IMMK RAN. Co-authored with Berezkin Y.I. Vasil’ev A.A.
  • 2007 Chelovek I smekh. SPb: Aleteya, 236 p.
  • 1993 “The History of Biological Anthropology in Russia and the Former Soviet Union,” International Association of Human Biologists Occasional Papers, Vol. 3. N 5, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 44 p.
  • 1988 Ethnic cranioskopy [Etnicheskaia kranioskopiia]. Leningrad: Nauka, 185 p.
  • 1977 Anthropological composition and origin of the population of the Tagar culture [Antropologicheskii sostav i proishozhdenie naseleniia tagarskoi kultury]. Leningrad: Nauka, 144 p. Co-authored with Godina E.Z., Butovskaya M.L.


  • 2011 Academics V.P. Alekseiev and T.I. Alekseieva Award for Scientific Contribution to anthropology and archeology in Interdisciplinary Research. Department of Historical and Philological Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences;
  • 2012 Teaching Excellence Award of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences of St. Petersburg State University (Teacher of the Year 2012).