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Baikal Archaeology Project. Environmental history of middle Holocene Siberia and hunter-gatherer culture change: A case study from the Baikal region. Department of Anthropology University of Alberta Edmonton, 17 Jan., 2006. Andrzej Weber. Location. Main support. SSHRC MCRI grants

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Baikal Archaeology Project

Environmental history of middle Holocene Siberia and hunter-gatherer culture change: A case study from the Baikal region

Department of Anthropology

University of Alberta

Edmonton, 17 Jan., 2006

Andrzej Weber



Main support
Main support

  • SSHRC MCRI grants

    • $2.3 million 2001-2006

    • $2.5 million 2006-2011


Additional support
Additional support

  • University of Alberta

  • Canadian Circumpolar Institute

  • Irkutsk State University, Russia

  • University of Calgary

  • University of Aberdeen

  • Research Council of Norway


Project structure research modules
Project structure: research modules

  • Archaeology

  • Paleoenvironment

  • Ethnoarchaeolgy

  • Bioarchaeology

  • Human genetics module


Participants

University of Alberta

Anthropology

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Renewable Recourses

University of Calgary

University of Pennsylvania

Irkutsk State University

Irkutsk State Technical University

University of Aberdeen

University of Cambridge

University Coll. London

Participants



Fieldwork location
Fieldwork location

BAS

KUR

K14

UID

BUR

LOK

SHA


Teeth:

Sr87/Sr86

C13

O18

Bone:

Sr87/Sr86

C13

N15

O18

C14

Vertebrae:

DNA


Summary of research findings
Summary of research findings

  • Genetic discontinuity

  • Health and demographic patterns

  • Subsistence and dietary patterns

  • Elements of social organization

  • Mortuary variability

  • Climatic change: periods of stability v. instability


Current research objectives
Current research objectives

  • Examination of the hunter-gatherer adaptation during the Middle Neolithic gap

  • Examination of the development and collapse of the hunter-gatherer increased social complexity

  • Role of the environment


Fieldwork opportunities
Fieldwork opportunities

Little Sea

Belaia R.

Tunka valley


Project needs and potential ipy support
Project needs and potential IPY support

  • Research dissemination

    • Academic

    • Outreach programs

  • International collaboration

  • Research infrastructure in Russia


Relevance to ipy themes
Relevance to IPY themes

  • Status

    • Ethnoarchaeology

    • Environment modules

  • Change

  • Global linkages

    • Comparative approach

    • international academic collaboration

  • New frontiers

    • Research infrastructure in the Baikal region

  • Human dimensions



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