Chichagova Olga

Senior Research Scientist
chichagova [at]
Department of Soil Geography and Evolution

Research interests

Development and experimental validation of the theory of behavior of natural radiocarbon in soils; research of chronology and periodicity of ecological and natural disasters and updating  base of 14С-dates; improvement of a techniques and methodology of radiocarbon dating of various objects of the natural environment (including man-made); a new methodology of radiocarbon dating of archeological objects and creation on its basis the radiocarbon database; radiocarbon dating of carbonates and organic matter of soils from the same object.

Areas of work: : Predcaucasye, Altai, Russian plain, Мongolia, Bulgaria etc.


Selected Publications

Chichagova O.A. IP Gerasimov: Teacher and organizer of science .// Bulletin of Soil Institute. V.V. Dokuchaev. 2015. Vol. 81. 2015 p. 182-185

Chichagova O.A. Zazovskaya E.P. Radiocarbon dating of past, present, future - development of ideas IP Gerasimov // Bulletin of Soil Institute. V.V. Dokuchaev. 2015. Vol. 81. 2015 p. 160-176

Chichagova O.A. Kovda IV. Methods of isotope geochemistry in the genetic soil science, soil geography and paleogeography. Landscape Geochemistry and Soil  Geography. On the 100th anniversary of M.A.Glazovskoy.Publ APR RPA,  Moscow, 2012, p.432-460

Ivanov I.V., Khokhlova, O.S., Galitsky V.V., Chichagova O.A., Zazovskaya E.P. Radiocarbon contamination and self-cleaning of humus black soil of the East European Plain in 1900-2008 years. / / Soil Science, 2012, № 8, p.899-907.

Chichagov V.P., Chichagova O.A., Golyeva A.A., Prudnikova T.N. Anthropogenic transformation of arid regions. M., IG RAS, Geomorphological. Commission., 2011, 371 p.

Shishlina N.I,.Zazovskaya E.P, J van der Plicht, R.E M. Hedges, Sevastyanov V. S., Chichagova O.A. Paleoecology, Subsistence, and 14 C Chronology of the Eurasian Casian Steppe Bronze.Age. // Radiocarbon, Vol 51, Nr 2, 2009,p. 481-499

Chichagova OA, Khokhlova OS, Zazovsky EP, S.V.Goryachkin. Radiocarbon analysis of soil and memory problems. //Memory of soils. Soil as memory Geosphere- Biosphere-atroposphere interactions. Ans. Editors V.O.Targulyan,

S.V.Goryachkin. Moscow, 2008, p.182-203. Chichagova OA, Khokhlova OS, Zazovskaya EP, Radiocarbon age of organic and mineral carbon: application in soil science and archeology. // Radiocarbon in archaeological and paleogeographic studies. St. Petersburg, 2007. P. 97-113

Chichagova OA. Development of  I.P.Gerasimov concept of the absolute and relative soil age according to radiocarbon dating. //Soil Science, 2005, № 12, p.1-11.

Alexandrovsky A.L.and Chichagova OA.The 14C Age of Humic Substances in  Paleosols // Radiocarbon, Vol.40, № 2, 1998, p.991-999.

Chichagova O.A., Cherkinsky A.E. Radiocarbon research in geography.M.,1988,IG RAS,80 p

Chichagova O.A., Radiocarbon dating of soil humus. M.: Science, 1985.158 p