Congratulations to Dr. Victoria van der Haas, BAP PhD student at University of Alberta, for successfully defending her PhD dissertation on December 18th! Victoria's supervisor was Dr. Andrzej Weber, and her committee members were Dr. Sandra Garvie-Lok, Dr. Lesley Harrington, Dr. Kisha Supernant, Dr. Janet Montgomery and Dr. Mark [...]


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/


Walking on ice of the world's deepest lake is (sometimes) like walking on air in the recent video from Baikal

Information Session Next Week! Learn about the #UAlbertaMuseum summer 2020 internship opportunity! Perfect for those #UAlberta undergrad students looking for a career in the museum field! Details: http://bit.ly/2rUKOMq

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