Congratulations to Dr. Mayke Wagner, our BAP Partner and the Scientific Director of Eurasia Department of the German Archaeological Institute on the premiere of the 45-minute documentary "The Invention of the Trousers"! The film is a part of the Silk Road Fashion International Project, and is now available for [...]


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/


Oldest Connection with Native Americans Identified Near Lake Baikal in Siberia https://www.shh.mpg.de/1702918/oldest-connection-with-native-americans-identified-near-lake-baikal-in-siberia

Our paper on the population history of the Lake Baikal region is now out! A great collaborative experience including analyses of human genomes, Y. pestis genomes and isotope data. Big congrats to @paulayuhe and to all coauthors for putting this together! https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2020.04.037

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