The book is the collection of papers on history, archaeology and art critics of North-West Russia and Baltic area.
The study concerns the ways to reconstruct the intellectual biography of V.I. Kolosov. The need of study of his scientific heritage is shown.
Extended review of Ludomir R. Lozny, Prestate Societies of the North Central European Plains, 600 – 900 CE. New York: Springer 2013. Validity of the author's concepts and conclusions based on archaeological evidence is tested from the position of social anthropology.