Geoarchaeological researches in Kazakhstan

Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan

June 10, 2019 to October 10, 2019

Session dates: 
1) North Balkhash lake region (Geoarchaeological study): 14-28 June; 2) Botai region (Geoarchaeological study): 8-22 July; 3) Chu-Ili mountains (Petroglyphs documentation), 2 sessions: 31 July-14 August and 26 September-10 October; 4) Syrdarya delta (Geoarchaeological study): 4-19 September

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Flyer: PDF icon volunteer_camps_in_kazakhstan_2019.pdf

Program Type

Field school

RPA certified



Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Project Director:


Project Description

During the summer and autumn of 2019, the Laboratory of Geoarchaeology (Faculty of History, Archeology and Ethnology, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University) is organizing archaeological investigations covering all periods from Palaeolithic to Modern times all over Kazakhstan. The programme of work consists mainly in mapping, documenting and collecting paleodata for analyses. Open-air lectures in the history, archaeology and paleoenvironement of Central Asia will be included. Sessions will take place between June and October 2019 and are 15 days in duration. Volunteers and student s of archaeology are welcome to join us. The participation fee is EU300 (or 340USD) 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 is also available on the Laboratory of Geoarchaeology web site.

Or you can check the updated announcement of our volunteer camps on the Fieldwork webpage of the Archaeological Institute of America.

Period(s) of Occupation: From Paleolithic to Ethnographic periods

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 15 days

Minimum age: 
18 y.o.

Experience required: 

Room and Board Arrangements

Camps are in tents

300 Euro- 340 USD /week

Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
Number of credits offered Credits and certificate of training provided


Contact Information
Deom Jean-Marc
av. al-Farabi, 71