Assoc. Prof. Martin Kundrát, PhD. from the Center for Interdisciplinary Biosciences, TIP-UPJŠ managed to implement a project to find the remains of dinosaurs in Uzbekistan in more than two years in the period from September 22 to October 12, 2021 in cooperation with partners from the State Geological Museum in Tashkent. This project was also realized thanks to the support of the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Tashkent and in cooperation with partners from the State Geological Museum in Tashkent.
Field research was carried out at the Jarrakuduk site in the Navo region. The project entitled The Central Asian Paleontological Heritage: The Prehistoric Silk Road is expected to expand to other countries in the Central Asia region in the future and can contribute to improving science, specific education and museums, tourism development and global climate and biodiversity change. of life on Earth.
This first joint Slovak-Uzbek scientific activity was supported, among others, by UNESCO through the Center for Central Asian Studies in Samarkand.
This research was funded by the Agency for the Support of Research and Development through grant APVV-018-251.
The Slovak research expedition team:
Doc. Martin Kundrát – Center for Interdisciplinary Biosciences TIP of the Pavel Jozef Šafárik University in Košice – project leader
Dr. Rastislav Milovský – Institute of Earth Sciences SAS – workplace Banská Bystrica,
Mgr. Juraj Šurka – Institute of Earth Sciences SAS – workplace Banská Bystrica,
Dr. Mario Olšavský – State Geological Institute Dionýz Štúr – workplace Banská Bystrica,
M.Sc. Damien Martin – Faculty of Science, Pavel Jozef Šafárik University in Košice