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The contribution of L. I. Tegako to anthropology of Belarus
The contribution of L. I. Tegako to anthropology of Belarus

The contribution of L. I. Tegako to anthropology of Belarus

Author(s): Tatyana Hurbo
Subject(s): Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure
Published by: Антрополошко друштво Србије
Keywords: I. Tegako; anthropology; Belarus; dermatoglyphics; odontology; complex investigation.

Summary/Abstract: L.I. Tegako started her studies of anthropology in the middle of 1960s when she received her research degree. The scope of her scientific interest included odontology and dermatoglyphics. For more than 40 years L.I. Tegako was a permanent supervisor of thegroup and later of the Anthropology department. From the beginning of 1970s Belarusian anthropologists started conducting complex anthropologic studies of the adult population of the republic in various parts of the country (anthropometry, anthroposcopy, dermatoglyphics, blood group factor). Comprehensive approach became the basis for studies of anthropogenic variety of local population on the territory of Belarus. In 1998, the team of anthropologists supervised by L.I. Tegako won a State Prize of the Republic of Belarus for the scope of work on the topic “Person and his biocultural adaptation”. In 2000s the scope of L.I. Tegako’s scientific interest included the determination of intersystemic correlations between dermatoglyphical and psychosomatic characteristics. During her academic career, L.I. Tegako published 17 monographs, 6 study guides, 11 brochures and 209 research papers. Lidiya Ivanovna worked at leading universities in the country; she had 7 students who completed PhD thesis. Since 1999 she worked as a professor of biology. L.I. Tegako deserves a credit for the organization of anthropological conferences in Minsk. She devoted a lot of attention to the international cooperation. As a result, L.I. Tegako contributed to the establishment of stable scientific and friendly ties with Serbian colleagues: Institute of History of the NAS of Belarus and Matica Srpska made a partnership agreement. This includes exchange of experience, scientific works, and realization of joint projects.

  • Issue Year: 51/2016
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 81-87
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English