Geoarchaeological researches in Kazakhstan

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Location: Aral Karakum Desert, Kazakhstan

Session Dates: There will be 4 expeditions occurring between June and October 2022, the exact dates are not firmly fixed and will be decided according to the grouping of volunteers at fitting dates, they will occur in 2 different regions of south Kazakhstan, each made of 2 sub-regions, all together summing up 4 survey areas: : 1) Lower Chu river inner delta (Geoarchaeological study), session at the proposed date of 15-29 June 2022; 2) Southeastern Moyinkum desert, lacustrine oases of farms (Geoarchaeological study), session planned for the date of 18 July-2 August 2022; 3) Syr Darya delta (upper Kuvan Darya), Zhetyasar urban oasis (Geoarchaeological study), session planned for the date of 29 August-12 September 2022; 4) Aral Karakum desert (Geoarchaeological study), 2 sessions at the proposed dates of 05-20 September or 1-15 October 2022.

Deadline Type: Contact for Details


Program Type:

RPA Certified:

Laboratory of Geoarchaeology, Historical Faculty, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Project Director:

Project Description:

During the summer and autumn of 2022, the Laboratory of Geoarchaeology (Historical Faculty, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University) is organizing archaeological investigations covering all periods from Iron Age to Modern times all over Kazakhstan. The work program consists mainly in mapping, documenting and collecting paleodata for analyses. Open-air lectures in the history, archaeology and paleoenvironment of Central Asia are included.

Sessions will take place between June and October 2022 and are 15 days in duration. Volunteers and students of archaeology are welcome to join us. The participation fee is EU350 (or 380USD) 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.


Period(s) of Occupation: From Iron Age to Modern period

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:
Mobile camp in tents

Academic Credit:
Provided by the University

Contact Information:

Jean-Marc Deom

av. al-Farabi, 71





Phone: 87070485389

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