Congratulations to Alyssa White on her recent article published in the Journal of Archaeological Science! Mrs. White is currently a DPhil student at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Dr. Rick Schulting and Dr. Mark Hudson. This paper is based on Alyssa’s Master’s work for the [...]


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/


Spectacular images of thermokarst landscapes from Siberia.

The Siberian landscape scarred by climate change - BBC Reel https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p08rswtc/the-siberian-landscape-scarred-by-climate-change

Man finds a family burial older than Egyptian pyramids while working in a garden. The 7,000 years old Neolithic grave by lake Baikal might belong to one of the world’s oldest settlements https://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/man-finds-a-family-burial-older-than-egyptian-pyramids-while-working-in-a-garden/

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