Elena Kasjuk is an archaeologist from the Institute of History at the National Academy of Sciences in Minsk, Republic of Belarus. During her research stay at Topoi she collaborates with research group (A-5-5) Iron Smelting in the Baltic Region by investigating the archaeology of the early and medieval Slaves within the Belorussian region. She is excavation leader of field examinations in Snjadin with a find spot on Iron metallurgy.