Geoarchaeological researches in Kazakhstan

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Location: Moiynkum District, Kazakhstan

Session Dates: here will be 4 expeditions occurring between July and October 2021, the exact dates are not firmly fixed and will be decided according to the grouping of volunteers at fitting dates, they will occur in two different regions of south Kazakhstan: 1) Lower Chu river inner delta (Geoarchaeological study), 2 sessions at the proposed dates of 06-21 July and 08-24 August 2) Syr Darya delta (upper Kuvan Darya) and Aral Karakum desert (Geoarchaeological study), 2 sessions at the proposed dates of 05-20 September and 1-15 October Application Deadline: Not applicable

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:

RPA Certified:

Laboratory of Geoarchaeology, Faculty of History, Archeology and Ethnology, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Project Director:

Project Description:

During the summer and autumn of 2021, 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 program of work 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 July and October 2021 and are 15 days in duration. Volunteers and students of archaeology are welcome to join us. The participation fee is EU300 (or 360USD) 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 Paleolithic to Ethnographic periods

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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