Baikal Archaeology Project

Congratulations to Tatiana Nomokonova on receiving Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Congratulations to our own BAP PhD student Tatiana Nomokonova on being awarded the very prestigious Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at University of British Columbia!

Quick Facts about the award: The Killam Scholarship and Prize Programmes were established in memory of Izaak Walton Killam through the Will of his wife, Dorothy Johnston Killam, and through gifts made during her lifetime. Their primary purpose is to support advanced education and research at five Canadian universities and the Canada Council for the Arts.

The UBC Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are provided annually from the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies and are available for most fields of research. The fellowships are awarded for a maximum of two years, subject to review at the end of the first year. The number of awards varies between four and six per year.

It was Mrs. Killam’s desire that those selected to receive fellowships: “Be likely to contribute to the advancement of learning or to win distinction in a profession. A Killam scholar should not be a one-sided person… Special distinction of intellect should be founded upon sound character.”

Kudos to Tatiana for receiving this award!

Congratulations to T. Nomokonova, O.I. Goriunova, R. Losey, and N.A. Savelev for publication of paper

Congratulations to PhD student Tanya Nomokonova and Drs. Olga I Goriunova, Robert Losey, and Nikolai A. Savelev on the publication of a refereed paper in Russian in Archaeology, Ethnology, and Anthropology of Eurasia.
T.IU, Goriunova, O.I., Losey, R.J., and N.A. Savel’ev. Ispol’zovanie bukhty Ulan-Khada na ozere Baikal v golotsene: po resul’tatam analiza faunisticheskikh materialov [The use of the Ulan-Khada cove on Lake Baikal during the Holocene based on the analyses of faunal materials]. Archaeology, Ethnology, and Anthropology of Eurasia. 46(2): 30-36 [in Russian].

Link to article here

Congratulations to the authors!

Petr Kurzybov presents at “Archaeology, ethnography, and paleoecology of Northern Eurasia: problems, endeavors, findings” RAESC L (VII) conference in Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Petr Kurzybov, BAP Master’s graduate, recently presented a talk at the “Archaeology, ethnography, and paleoecology of Northern Eurasia: problems, endeavors, findings” RAESC L (VII) conference in Krasnoyarsk, Russia (March 22-25, 2011).

The conference is specifically for Russian young scientists, including archaeology and ethnography students. The topic of Petr’s presentation was “Lithic Debitage in Archaeological Research: Theoretical Approaches, Resolution, Ability, and Implication.”

Great Review of “Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers of the Baikal Region” published in the latest issue of AJPA (April 2011)

Great news!

BAP book “Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers of the Baikal Region, Siberia: Bioarchaeological Studies of Past Life Ways” edited by Andrzej Weber, M. Anne Katzenberg, and Theodore G. Schurr had a very nice review published in the latest issue of American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Review written by Dr. Daniel Temple.

Read review here (second page of file).

Kudos to everyone involved!

Congratulations to BAP team members Robert Losey, Vladimir Bazaliiskii, and M. Anne Katzenberg on the publication of paper in JAA

We are pleased to announce the publication of a refereed paper by Dr. Robert Losey et al. in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology.

Title: “Canids as persons: Early Neolithic dog and wolf burials, Cis-Baikal, Siberia.”

Congratulations to the authors! Robert J. Losey, Vladimir I. Bazaliiskii, Sandra Garvie-Lok, Mietje Germonpré, Jennifer A. Leonard, Andrew L. Allen, M. Anne Katzenberg, and Mikhail V. Sablin.

In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 15 February 2011. Link to article here

Dr. Robert Losey interviewed by Discovery News about Prehistoric dog burial in Cis-Baikal, Siberia

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Losey on his interview with Discovery News for an article entitled “Prehistoric Dog Lived, Died Among Humans.” The article was published online, Monday, February 28, 2011.

Link to article here: http://news.discovery.com/animals/ancient-dog-burial-siberia-110228.html

Pdf File of article

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Jordan on publication of new edited volume “Landscape and Culture in Northern Eurasia”

Congratulations to Peter Jordan and chapter authors David Anderson, Elena Glavatskaia, and Tanya Argounova-Low on the new edited volume Landscape and Culture in Northern Eurasia. The book looks at the ethnoarchaeology of cultural landscapes across northern Eurasia.

“This unique volume aims to break down the lingering linguistic boundaries that continue to divide up the circumpolar world, to move beyond ethnographic ‘thick description’ to integrate the study of northern Eurasian hunting and herding societies more effectively by encouraging increased international collaboration between archaeologists, ethnographers and historians, and to open new directions for archaeological investigation of spirituality and northern landscape traditions. Authors examine the life-ways and beliefs of the indigenous peoples of northern Eurasia; chapters contribute ethnographic, ethnohistoric and archaeological case-studies stretching from Fennoscandia, through Siberia, and into Chukotka and the Russian Far East.”

Details and link to purchase book: http://www.lcoastpress.com/book.php?id=297

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BAP presents Special Guest Speaker Dr. William Fitzhugh, Director of Arctic Studies Center. Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

The Baikal Archaeology is happy to present Dr. William Fitzhugh as part of our “Bodies, Behaviour, and the Environment” Lecture Series.

Tuesday, January 18th, 3:00-4:20pm
Dr. William Fitzhugh: “Mongolia’s Mysterious Deer Stones: Art, Power, and Ritual at the Bronze-Iron Age Transition”.
Dr. Fitzhugh is the Director of the Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.

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BAP presents Special Guest Speaker Dr. Daniel Sandweiss, Professor of Anthropology and Quaternary & Climate Studies, University of Maine

The Baikal Archaeology is happy to present Dr. Daniel Sandweiss as part of our “Bodies, Behaviour, and the Environment” Lecture Series.

Thursday, January 20th, 3:00-4:20pm
Dr. Daniel Sandweiss: “The Archaeology of El Nino: Climate and Culture in Ancient Peru”.
Dr. Sandweiss is Professor of Anthropology and Quaternary & Climate Studies at the University of Maine.

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Friday, January 21st, 10:00-11:00am
Dr. Daniel Sandweiss: “Explorations with Thor Heyerdahl: From the Pyramids of Peru to the Coast of Cuba”. Dr. Sandweiss is Professor of Anthropology and Quaternary & Climate Studies at the University of Maine.

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“Bodies, Behaviour, and the Environment” A BAP-Sponsored Lecture Series January 18, 20-21, 2011

“Bodies, Behaviour, and the Environment” is a Baikal Archaeology Project-Sponsored Lecture Series being held January 18, 20-21 in the Tory Building, 14th Floor, Room 28. Along with presenters from the Baikal Archaeology Project, we are thrilled to present the following guest speakers:

Tuesday, January 18th, 3:00-4:20pm
Dr. William Fitzhugh: “Mongolia’s Mysterious Deer Stones: Art, Power, and Ritual at the Bronze-Iron Age Transition”. Dr. Fitzhugh is the Director of the Arctic Studies Center at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, January 20th, 3:00-4:20pm
Dr. Daniel Sandweiss: “The Archaeology of El Nino: Climate and Culture in Ancient Peru”. Dr. Sandweiss is Professor of Anthropology and Quaternary & Climate Studies at the University of Maine.

Friday, January 21st, 10:00-11:00am
Dr. Daniel Sandweiss: “Explorations with Thor Heyerdahl: From the Pyramids of Peru to the Coast of Cuba”. Dr. Sandweiss is Professor of Anthropology and Quaternary & Climate Studies at the University of Maine.

Complete list of speakers, titles, dates and times here:
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