Geoarchaeological researches in Kazakhstan

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Location: P6R7+5X Oktyabr, Kazakhstan

Season: June 19, 2023 to September 22, 2023

Session Dates: There will be 5 expeditions occurring between June and October 2023, the exact dates are not firmly fixed and will be decided according to the grouping of volunteers at fitting dates, they will occur in different regions of south Kazakhstan: 1- Lower Syr Darya valley, Kyzylorda region, upper Jana-Darya channel, medieval oases of Kyshkala and Kumkala (8-15 centuries AD, study of hydrological and archaeological remains), session planned for 19 June-03 July 2023. 2- Middle Syr Darya valley, Turkestan oasis, medieval town of Karachik (8-15 centuries AD, study of hydrological and archaeological remains), session planned for 07-21 July. 3- Chu-Ili mountains (Bronze Age to Modern times, petroglyphs documentation), session planned for 30 July-13 August 2023. 4- Southeastern Moyinkum desert, Zhambyl province (Holocene period, study of land and water use, session planned for 17-31 August 2023. 5- Lower Syr Darya delta (upper Kuvan Darya), Zhetyasar urban oasis (Geoarchaeological study), session planned for 08-22 September 2023.

Deadline Type: Contact for Details


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

Project Director:

Project Description:

During the summer and autumn of 2023, 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 September 2023 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.
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 Bronze 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 and in local houses

Academic Credit:
Provided by the University

Contact Information:

Jean-Marc Deom

av. al-Farabi, 71





Phone: 87070485389

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