Jason Symington, BAP team member, recently spoke with J’lyn Nye from 630 CHED radio in Edmonton about the Communication Studies program at MacEwan University. In the interview, he talks about filming a BAP documentary with his students in the Lake Baikal area last summer and their upcoming plans to [...]


The Baikal Archaeology Project (BAP) is an international and multi-disciplinary team of scholars investigating Middle Holocene hunter-gatherer culture dynamics in two Russian regions: Baikal in Siberia (8,300–3,500 years ago) and Karelia in European Russia (8,700–8,000 years ago).

Project headquarters are based in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta.

Our research is primarily supported by the Partnership Grants program of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, as well as through generous contributions from the sponsors and collaborating institutions listed below.

If you are interested in our previous research in the Baikal Region and Hokkaido, Japan, please visit our archived websites:

2001–2011: https://bap.artsrn.ualberta.ca/

2011–2018: https://bhaparchive.artsrn.ualberta.ca/


@frucht_agas Join us at the 28th annual Richard Frucht Memorial Lecture Series and Student Conference on March 18-19, 2020 and share your research with your peers! We are accepting abstracts until Feb 24th. Submit yours at https://richardfrucht.wixsite.com/lectureseries/copy-of-abstract-submission

There is no clear answer as to how the Baikal seal populated the world’s deepest lake several hundred thousand years ago. Baikal seals are endemic to the lake’s fresh waters, they can dive up to depths of 400m and stay underwater for up to 70min. Picture by O Kamenskaya

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