Geoarchaeological Survey in Kazakhstan


Location: Kazakhstan

Season: 
July 1, 2015 to October 21, 2015

Session dates: 
1) Chu-Ili mountains (Petroglyphs sites), 10-24 July; 15-31 September; 7-21 October 2) Geoarchaeological study of the Balkhash lake and Ili delta, 14-31 August. 3) Geoarchaeological documentation of Aschybulak (East of Almaty), 1-7 July; 1-7 September

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Deadline Type: 
Contact for details

Flyer: volunteer_camps_in_kazakhstan_2015.pdf

Program Type

Field school
Volunteer

no

Affiliation:

Laboratory of Geoarchaeology (Faculty of History, Archeology and Ethnology, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University) Kazakhstan

Project Director:

Renato Sala

Project Description

During the summer and autumn of 2015, the Laboratory of Geoarchaeology (Faculty of History, Archeology and Ethnology, Al-Farabi Kazakh Nationa l University) 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 2015 and are 15 days in duration. Volunteers and student s of archaeology are welcome to join us. The participation fee is EU250 (or 300USD) per week and academic credit is given by the Kazakh National University. Interested volunteers and students of archaeology should contact the LGA to ask for full details on the various survey and excavation opportunities on offer.

Renewed information are also available on the Laboratory of Geoarchaeology web site: http://www.lgakz.org

There will 3 expeditions occurring from July 01, 2015 - October 31, 2015

1. Chu-Ili mountains (Petroglyphs sites), 10-24 July; 15-31 September; 7-21 October

2. Geoarchaeological study of the Balkhash lake and Ili delta,  14-31 August.

3. Geoarchaeological documentation of Aschybulak (East of Almaty), 1-7 July; 1-7 September

Application Deadline: Not applicable

 

Period(s) of Occupation: From Palaeolithic to modern times

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 15 days

Minimum age: 
18 y.o.

Experience required: 
no

Room and Board Arrangements

The volunteers will stay in open air camps and sometimes in private houses. The weather is extremely dry. Volunteers should bring a sleeping bag, a mat, a sweater, some strong shoes, and a flashlight. Further tours can be organised at the end of the fieldwork.

Cost: 
€250 or $300 per week

Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
Al-Farabi National University, Institute of Geology
Number of credits offered as required

Location

Contact Information
Deom Jean-Marc
av.al-Farabi, 71, 4th Floor, room 4-8, 050060 Almaty, KAZAKHSTAN
Almaty
Kazakhstan
050060
Telephone: 
+77017609289
Recommended Bibliography: 

 

SalaR., Deom J.-M., 2005 Petroglyphs of South Kazakhstan. Almaty. (Available in English and Russian).

AubekerovB.J., Rogozhinskii A.E., Sala R, 2004 Pamyatniki Kazakhstana "Rock art sites of Kazakshtan" in RogozhinskiyA (ed) (2004) Rock Art sites of Central Asia: documentation, conservation, management, community participation. Almaty.

Endo K. et alt. Lake Level Change and Environmental Evolution during the Last 8000 Years Mainly based on Balkhash Lake Cores in Kazakhstan, Central Eurasia. In: Toward a Sustainable Society in Central Asia: An Historical Perspective on the Future. Proceedings of the International Workshop, Almaty, 9-10 January 2012, Kyoto, 2012: http://www.lgakz.org/Texts/LiveTexts/Endo%20K.%20et%20alt.%202012%20Balk...