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Expeditions of Geoarchaeological and Paleoenvironmental Studies in Kazakhstan

Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan

June 1, 2012 to November 1, 2012

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Program Type

Field school



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

Geoarchaeology, environmental archaeology, rock art, aerial photography

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 2 weeks

Minimum age: 
18 y.o.

Experience required: 

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.


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
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