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Tatiana Nomokonova PhD (University of Alberta) Assistant Professor

Office
Archaeology 225

Research Area(s)

  • Collaborative archaeology
  • Human-animal studies
  • Zooarchaeology
  • Ethnoarchaeology
  • Circumpolar North

Publications

Selected Publications: 

Losey, R.J., Bazaliiskii, V.I., Nomokonova, T., 2021. An integrative examination of elk imagery in Middle Holocene Cis-Baikal, Siberia. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 63: 101311.

Nomokonova, T., Losey, R.J., Fedorova, N.V., Gusev, A.V. & Arzyutov, D.V., 2021. Reindeer imagery in making at Ust’-Polui in Arctic Siberia. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 31(1): 161-181.

Losey, R.J., Nomokonova, T., Arzyutov, D.V., Gusev, A.V., Plekhanov, A.V., Fedorova, N.V., Anderson, D.G., 2021. Domestication as enskilment: harnessing reindeer in Arctic Siberia. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 28: 197-231.

Nomokonova, T.,Losey, R.J., Plekhanov, A.V., McIntyre, H.J., 2020. The variable histories of reindeer scapula on the Iamal Peninsula of Arctic Siberia. Archaeological Research in Asia 21: 100176.

Nomokonova, T., Losey, R.J., McLachlin, Bachura, O.P., Gusev, A.V., Kosintsev, P.A., Fedorova, N.V. & Sablin, M.V., 2020. Age estimation of archaeological dogs using pulp cavity closure ratios. Journal of Archaeological Science 123: 105252.

Losey, R.J., Guiry, E., Nomokonova, T., Gusev, A.V. & Szpak, P., 2020. Storing fish?: a dog’s isotopic biography provides insights into Iron Age food preservation strategies in the Russian Arctic. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 12: 200.

Losey, R.J., Nomokonova, T., Kosintsev, P.A., Bachura, O.P., Gusev, A.V., Vasyukov, D.D., Savinetsky, A.B., Tishkin, A.A., Grushin, S.P., Gorbunov, V.V., Papin, D.P., Sablin, M.V., Popov, A.N., Nikitin, I.G., Lazin, B., Bazaliiskii, V.I., 2020. Dog body size in Siberia and the Russian Far East and Its Implications. Quaternary Science Review 241: 106430.

Nomokonova, T., Losey, R.J., Plekhanov, A.V., 2019. Postkranial’nye elementy severnogo olenia so srednevekovogo poseleniia Iarte VI (p-ov Iamal). Reports of the Laboratory of Ancient Technologies 15(4): 66-78 [in Russian].

Wolff, C.B., Holly, D.H., Erwin, C., Nomokonova, T., Swinarton, L. 2019. The Stock Cove site: A large Dorset seal-hunting encampment on the coast of southeastern Newfoundland. Arctic Anthropology 56(1): 77-95.

Nomokonova, T.,Losey, R.J., Plekhanov, A.V., McIntyre, H.J., 2018. Iarte VI and Late Holocene reindeer remains from the Iamal Peninsula of Arctic Siberia. Arctic Anthropology 55(2): 54-73.

Losey, R.J., Nomokonova, T.,Gusev, A.V., Bachura. O.P., Fedorova, N.V., Kosintsev, P.A., Sablin, M.V., 2018. Dogs were domesticated in the Arctic: sacrifice, consumption, and dog sledding at Ust’-Polui. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 51: 113-126.

Nomokonova, T., McIntyre, H.J., Plekhanov, A.V., Losey, R.J., 2018. Zooarkheologiia pestsa so srednevekovogo Iamala. Journal of Ancient Technology Laboratory 14(1): 98-107 [in Russian].

Losey, R.J., Nomokonova, T., Fleming, L., Latham, K., Harrington, L., 2018. Domestication and the embodied human-dog relationship: archaeological perspectives from Siberia. In Dogs in the North. Stories of Cooperation and Co-Domestication, edited by R.J. Losey, R.P. Wishart, and J.P.L. Loovers, pp. 8-27. Routledge Press, London.

Flemming, L., Losey, R.J., Nomokonova, T.,Garvie-Lok, S., Kharinskii, A.V., Kovychev, E., 2018Medieval management practices at Proezzhaia I: insights from dietary stable isotope analysis. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 22: 45-57.

Losey, R.J., Nomokonova, T.(Eds.), 2017. Holocene Zooarchaeology of Cis-Baikal, Siberia. German German Archaeological Institute.Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Darmstadt.

Nomokonova, T.Y.,Novikov, A.G., Losey, R.J., Goriunova, O.I., Savel’ev, N.A., Weber, A.W., 2017. Holocene fishing in the Big Sea region of Lake Baikal (based on materials from multilayered habitation sites). Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia 45(4): 12-23.

Waters-Rist, A.L., Nomokonova, T. Iu., Losey, R.J., Turkin, G.V., Goriunova, O.I., 2017. Demografiia i paleopatologiia skotovodov pozdnego golotsena Pribaikal’ia. Eurasia v Kainozoe. Stratigraffia, Paleoekologiia, Kul’tury 6: 329-338 [in Russian].

Losey, R.J., Fleming, L.S., Nomokonova, T.,Gusev, A.V., Fedorova, N.V., Garvie-Lok, S., Bachura, O., Kosintsev, P.A., Sablin, M.V., 2017. Human and dog consumption of fish on the Lower Ob River of Siberia: Evidence for a major freshwater reservoir effect at the Ust’-Polui site. Radiocarbon60(1): 239-260.  

Losey, R.J., Waters-Rist, A., Nomokonova, T.,Kharinskii, A.V., 2017. Small-scale pastoralism emerged along the western shore of Lake Baikal in Siberia following a 900-year absence of hunter-gatherer burials. Scientific Reports 7: 2319.   

Losey, R.J., McLachlin, K.,Nomokonova, T., Latham, K., Harrington, L.. 2017.Body mass estimates in dogs and North American grey wolves using limb element dimensions. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 27(2): 180-191.

Nomokonova, T. Iu., Losey, R.J., Typakhina O.S., Tupakhin, O.S., 2017. Khoziaistvennaia deiatel’nost’ naseleniia Nizhnego Priob’ia v epokhu eneolita (po faunisticheskim materialam poseleniia Gornyi Samotnel-1). Vestnik Arkheologii, Antropologii i Etnografii 1(36): 143-150 [in Russian].

Losey, R.J.,Nomokonova, T., Savel’ev, N.A., 2016. Humans and animals at Bugul’deika II, a trans-Holocene habitation site on the shores of Lake Baikal, Russia. Quaternary International 419: 62-73. 

Nomokonova, T.Y.,Goriunova, O.I., Losey, R.J.,Novikov, A.V., Weber, A.W., 2016. Animal remains from the early layers of the habitation site Sagan-Zaba II (9120-7888 cal. BP): Planigraphy, subsistence and seasonality. Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia 44(3): 37-46.

Losey, R.J., Katzenberg, M.A., Nomokonova, T., 2015. Middle Holocene fishing and hunting in the Baikal region of Siberia. In Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Diet, edited by J. Lee-Thorp and M.A. Katzenberg. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199694013.013.21.

Nomokonova, T.,Losey, R.J., Goriunova O.I., Novikov A.G., Weber, A., 2015. A 9,000 year history of seal hunting on Lake Baikal, Siberia: The zooarchaeology of Sagan-Zaba II. PLoS One 10(5): e0128314.

Losey, R.J., Osipov, B., Sivakumaran, R., Nomokonova, T., Kovychev, E.V., Diatchina, N.G., 2015. Estimating body mass in dogs and wolves using cranial and mandibular dimensions: application to Siberian canids.International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 25: 946-959. 

Nomokonova, T.Iu, Losey, R.J., Goriunova, O.I., Bazaliiskii, V.I., 2014. Holocene seal imagery in the Lake Baikal region of Eastern Siberia.Archaeology, Ethnography, and Anthropology of Eurasia 42 (3): 21-28.

Losey, R.J., Jesup, E., Nomokonova, T.,Sablin, M., 2014. Craniomandibular trauma and tooth loss in Northern dogs and wolves: Implications for the archaeological study of dog husbandry and domestication. PLoS ONE9(6): e99746.

Kharinskii, A.V., Nomokonova, T.Iu., Kovychev, E.V. Kradin, N.N., 2014. Ostanki zhivotnykh v mongol’skikh pogrebeniiakh 13-15 vv. Mogil’nik Okoshki I v iugo-vostochnom Zabaikal’e. Rossiskaia Arkheologiia 2: 62-75 [in Russian].

Nomokonova, T.,Losey, R.J., Iakunaeva, V.N., Emel’ianova, Iu. A., Baginova, E.A., Pastukhov, M.V., 2013. People and seals at Siberia’s Lake Baikal. Journal of Ethnobiology 33(2): 259-280.

Losey, R., Garvie-Lok, S., Leonard, J.A., Katzenberg, M.A., Germonpré, M., Nomokonova, T.,Sablin, M.V., Goriunova, O.I., Berdnikova, N.E., Savel'ev, N.A., 2013. Burying dogs in ancient Cis-Baikal, Siberia: temporal trends and relationships with human diet and subsistence practices. PLoSONE8(5):e63740.

Nomokonova, T.,Losey, R.J., Goriunova, O.I., Weber, A.W., 2013. A freshwater old carbon offset in Lake Baikal, Siberia and problems with the radiocarbon dating of archaeological sediments: evidence from the Sagan-Zaba II site. Quaternary International 290-291: 110-125.

Losey, R., Nomokonova, T., White, D., 2012. Fish and fishing in Holocene Cis-Baikal: a review. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 7: 1–20.

Nomokonova, T.Iu, Goriunova, O.I., Losey, R.J., Savel’ev, N.A., 2011. The use of Ulan-Khada cove on Lake Baikal during the Holocene based on the analyses of faunal materials.  Archaeology, Ethnography, and Anthropology of Eurasia 46(2): 30–36. 

Nomokonova, T.Iu, Losey, R.J., Weber A., O.I. Goriunova, Novikov, A.G., 2010. Late Holocene subsistence practices among Cis-Baikal pastoralists, Siberia: zooarchaeological insights from Sagan-Zaba II. Asian Perspective: The Journal of Archaeology for Asia and the Pacific 49 (1): 157–179.

Nomokonova, T.Iu, Losey, R.J., Goriunova, O.I., 2009. Rekonstruktsiia rybnogo promysla na ozere Baikal (analiz ikhtiofauny so stoianki Ityrkhei). Rossiiskaia Arkheologiia 3: 12–21 [in Russian].

Nomokonova, T., Losey, R.J., Goriunova, O.I., 2009. Prehistoric Fishing on Lake Baikal, Siberia: Analyses of Faunal Remains from Ityrkhei Cove. VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller.

Losey, R.J., Nomokonova, T., Goriunova, O.I., 2008. Fishing ancient Lake Baikal: inferences from the reconstruction of harvested perch (Perca fluviatilis) size at Ityrkhei, Siberia. Journal of Archaeological Science 35(3): 577–590.


Teaching & Supervision

ARCH 112: The Human Journey: Introduction to Archaeology and Biological Anthropology

ARCH 398: Archaeology of Siberia

ARCH 458: Zooarchaeology

ARCH 462: Contemporary Archaeological Theory

ARCH 498: Archaeology of Food

ANTH 400: Contemporary Issues in Archaeology and Anthropology

Research

Baikal seals Boreal hunter-gatherers Ethnoarchaeology Eurasian pastoralists Iamal Peninsula Indigenous archaeology Lake Baikal Reindeer Siberia Zooarchaeology

Over the last 15 years I have led and participated in several multidisciplinary international projects focusing on human-animal relationships in the North. These projects include studies of Nenets reindeer domestication practices on the Iamal Peninsula in the Russian Arctic, the life histories of ancient dogs in the Circumpolar North, interactions between Indigenous people and Baikal seals, and the diets and subsistence practices of boreal forest hunter-gatherers and pastoralists in Eastern Siberia. All of these projects involve integration of zooarchaeology and ethnography, and collaborative work with Indigenous communities. 

Education & Training

MA, PhD (University of Alberta)

Diploma Specialist (Irkutsk State University)