Fieldwork

Bronze Age settlement patterns and the development of complex societies in the Southern Ural steppes (3500-1400 BC).

Location: Marnitogorsk, RU

Season: July 1, 2019 to August 30, 2019

Deadline Type: Rolling

Website: https://www.academia.edu/39159977/Fieldwork_opportunity_in_Russia_summer_2019

Program Type:
Volunteer

RPA Certified:
No

Affiliation:
Tyumen State University, Russia

Project Director:
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 Description:

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.

Project director: 

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.

Contact Information:


Dr. Denis Sharapov

Tsiolkovskogo 7 korpus2, 68

Tyumen

d.v.sharapov@utmn.ru

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