Congratulations to Jennifer Laughton, BAP PhD student, on being awarded the Graduate Students’ Association Academic Travel Grant from the University of Alberta! Jennifer’s award totals $255.00 CAD and was used to attend the Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology Meetings in Banff, Alberta, Canada. To check out Jennifer’s student profile, [...]


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/


Congratulations to Olga I. Goriunova, Robert Losey, Tatiana Nomokonova, Mikhail Sablin & colleagues for their recent paper on the origins of Arctic sledge dogs!

Congratulations to BAP PhD student Franziska Kobe on her excellent talk regarding the importance of lake sediments as valuable archives of environmental information!

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