Expeditions of Geoarchaeological and Paleoenvironmental Studies in Kazakhstan

This listing expired on November 1, 2012. Please contact ispkz@nursat.kz for any updated information.

Bronze Age auroch and men, Kuljabasy (Chu-Ili Mts)

Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan

Season Dates: June 1, 2012 - November 1, 2012
Application Deadline:

Website: http://www.lgakz.org/VolunteerCamps/Volunteer.html


Program Type
Field school

Affiliation: Institute of Geological Sciences,and Institute of the Cultural Heritage of the Nomads

Project Director: Laboratory of Geoarchaeology

Project Description

During the summer and autumn of 2012, the Laboratory of Geoarchaeology (Institute of Geological Sciences, Academy of Science-Kazakhstan) in cooperation with the Institute on the Cultural Heritage of the Nomads (Ministry of Culture, Kazakhstan) is organizing archaeological investigations covering all periods from Palaeolithic to Modern times all over Kazakhstan. The programme of work consist mainly in mapping, land and aerial photography, collection of paleodata for analyses. Open-air lectures in the history, archaeology and geoarchaeology of Central Asia and visits of local sites will be included. Sessions will take place between July and October 2012 and are between 15 days and one month in duration. Volunteers and students of archaeology are welcome to join us. The participation fee is €250 (or 300 USD) per week and academic credit is given by the Institute of Geology. Interested volunteers and students of archaeology should contact the ISP to ask for full details on the various survey and excavation opportunities on offer.


Period(s) of Occupation: Palaeolithic till late Medieval Times

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 2 weeks

Minimum Age: 18 y.o.

Experience Required: no

Room and Board Arrangements

On the field students are lodged in tents and sometimes in private houses. We have tents but if volunteer wants an individual tent, he/she must bring it.

Cost: $300/week

Academic Credit
Name of institution offering credit: Institute of Geology, Laboratory of Geoarchaeology
Number of credits offered: any

Contact Information
Jean-Marc Deom
Tole Bi street 35/23
Almaty, 050010
Phone: 7-7272-914386
Fax: 7-727916111

Recommended Bibliography

Sala R., Deom J.-M., Petroglyphs of South Kazakhstan, 2005, Almaty
Aubekerov B.J., Rogozhinskii A.E., Sala R, Rock art sites of Kazakshtan, Rock Art sites of Central Asia: documentation, conservation, management, community participation,, 2004, Almaty


Javascript is required to view this map.

Posting AFOB Listings

Posting or editing fieldwork opportunities is currently closed while the website undergoes maintenance. Please contact afob@aia.bu.edu with any concerns.

Dig Deeper

Email the AIA
Subscribe to the AIA e-Update

Sign Up!