Location: Marnitogorsk, RU
Season: July 1, 2019 to August 30, 2019
Deadline Type: Rolling
Tyumen State University, Russia
Denis V. Sharapov, PhD (University of Pittsburgh, USA). 2018-2019 US Fulbright Scholar in Russia. Postdoctoral researcher, International Laboratory for Climate Change, Land Use, and Biodiversity (X-Bio), Tyumen State University, Russia.
Project: Bronze Age settlement patterns and the development of complex societies in the Southern Ural steppes (3500-1400 BC). The project is administered by Tyumen State University, Russia.
Location: Russia, Chelyabinsk Oblast’, vicinities of Magnitogorsk
Living conditions: house in a village
When: July 7 – August 30, 2019. Interested parties can join for any time period.
Costs: Interested parties need to pay for the airfare to the city of Magnitogorsk, Russia, as well as cover tourist visa fees (~$300). Aside from that, we ask that you contribute $20 per day of your stay for food and transportation expenses.
Methods: regional settlement pattern survey, excavations, GIS analysis, GPS, zooarchaeology, topographic mapping with a Total Station, drone 3D-modeling, satellite image remote sensing, soil geochemistry, paleodemographic and paleoecological reconstructions.
Additional skills: opportunity to speak Russian, English, and Spanish with native speakers.
Period(s) of Occupation: Bronze Age
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Age: 18
Experience Required: none
Room and Board Arrangements:
A house in the village of Zingeyskoye. Housing is free. Cost: Interested parties need to pay for the airfare to the city of Magnitogorsk, Russia, as well as cover tourist visa fees (~$300). Aside from that, we ask that you contribute $20 per day of your stay for food and transportation.
Dr. Denis Sharapov
Tsiolkovskogo 7 korpus2, 68
The AIA is North America's largest and oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to archaeology. The Institute advances awareness, education, fieldwork, preservation, publication, and research of archaeological sites and cultural heritage throughout the world. Your contribution makes a difference.