Professor Andrey Velichko and Archeologist Dr. Andrey Sinitsin

Andrey Velichko, Professor 
1931 - Born in Rostov-on-Don
1953 - Graduates, Geography Department, Moscow State University
1967 - PhD in Geography
1980 - Appointed as a Professor
1995 - Academician, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Moscow
2003 - President, Commission on Evolution of Environment, International Geographic Union
 
Andrey Sinitsin, Archaeologist
1951 - Born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg)
1972 - Works at Institute of History of Material Culture, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leningrad
1974 - Graduates, History Department, Leningrad State University
1984 - PhD in History
1998 - Head, Archaeological Expedition, Kostyonki, Voronezh
 
Andrey Velichko is an expert on one of the most exciting periods of evolution. He studies the Cenozoic Era or the so-called new age, when animals, birds and finally humans evolved on our planet. Another of his interests is the evolution of the environment. He is the founder of a new branch of Evolutionary Geography. Andrey Velichko is an honorary member of the Russian, Hungarian, Polish and Belgian Geographic societies. He is the author of scientific publications which are acknowledged by scientists worldwide.
 
Through means of the information age, Andrey Sinitsin is trying to disclose the mysteries of the Stone Age. Archaeology has been his passion since the early seventies. This is when he first took part in the Archeological Expedition to Kostyonki - a village in the Voronezh region where remains of an ancient human were found. Last year, his expedition made a great discovery. Homo sapiens had in Eastern Europe. Or to be more precise - in Russia.
 
What we read at school in textbooks is wrong. First people appeared on the European continent 45 thousand rather than 40 thousand years ago. And the ancient humans coming out of Africa moved not to Western parts of Europe, but to central Russia. This was recently proved by a sensational discovery made by a group of archeologists who found human artifacts in the village of Kostyonki near the Don River. Professor Andrey Velichko and Archeologist Dr. Andrey Sinitsin are on Spotligh to tell us more