During the 28th annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists [RE]Integration in Budapest (August 31 – September 3, 2022), our Center co-organized the session #403 ‘Domestication of Space: Internal and External Dwelling Structures in Middle and Upper Palaeolithic Sites’. The participants of the Center Pavlo Shydlovskyi, Stéphane Péan, Ostap Tsvirkun, Marharyta Chymyrys and Diana Dudnyk presented a joint report ‘Internal and External Structures of the Upper Palaeolithic Dwelling No.4 from Mezhyrich Settlement (Ukraine)’ on the latest studies of the Mezhyrich settlement in an online format )» ( https://www.researchgate.net/publication/363266478_ ).
In addition, Pavlo Shydlovskyi participated remotely in the Round Table ‘ARCHAEOLOGY MATTERS. The Need to Re-define the Relevance of Archaeology’. Within the framework of the broad and extremely relevant topic ‘War conflicts, climate change, heritage destruction’, the presentation ‘Archaeological heritage under the spotlight’ was made, dedicated to the destruction of archaeological heritage in Ukraine during the war.
Among the participants from Ukraine, Marta Andriiovych, Dmytro Kiosak, Simon Radchenko, and Oksana Lifantiі should be noted, who presented the achievements of Ukrainian archaeology in the European space at a high level. Only an educated and science-centric society will be able to prove its viability and overcome zombified enemies. Archeology is an effective tool in the fight against xenophobia, clericalism, and ideas of ethnic and religious exclusivity.