Media & Public Outreach

Franziska Kobe gives public talk at the Geological Club and Museum-Park Rüdersdorf

Franziska Kobe, BAP PhD student from Freie Universität Berlin, presented a 30-minute talk at the Scientific Colloquium organized by the Geological Club and Museum-Park Rüdersdorf near Berlin on 18 October 2019. Her talk was discussing importance of environmental archives from the lake sediments for reconstructing vegetation, climate and human-environmental interactions. Title: "Paläo-Seen von Rüdersdorf als wertvolle Archive der postglazialen Natur- und Klimaentwicklung in Brandenburg" [“Palaeolakes from Rüdersdorf as valuable archives of late glacial and Holocene vegetation and climate in [...]

2019-11-25T11:06:00-07:00Categories: Media & Public Outreach|Tags: |

Successful Workshop in Riga, Latvia!

Members of the Baikal Archaeology Project & guests have wrapped up another successful workshop - this time in Riga, Latvia (September 26-28, 2019). Presentations brought the entire team up to date on recent research & summer fieldwork, while social outings & a fieldtrip to the Zvejnieki archaeological site made sure the trip wasn't all work. We are extremely grateful to project members Drs. Ilga Zagorska & Gunita Zarina from the University of Latvia for their hospitality. A good time [...]

2019-10-18T09:36:30-06:00Categories: News, Media & Public Outreach|Tags: |

Great news coming out of Freie Universität Berlin!

Dr. Pavel Tarasov's team is getting it done! Christian Leipe and Pavel Tarasov spent the first 9 days of October in the Institute of Geochemistry, Irkutsk, working on the sediment cores from Lake Ochaul and collecting samples for the sediment aDNA analysis together with Elena Bezrukova, Sasha Shchetnikov and their team. Lena and Sasha helped a lot to make our work as smooth and successful as possible. Additional news from Dr. Pavel Tarasov during this time: A cooperation agreement [...]

2019-11-25T10:55:38-07:00Categories: News, Media & Public Outreach|Tags: , , |

Victoria van der Haas explains how isotopes can be used to learn about the Paranthropus diet!

BAP PhD student Victoria van der Haas explains how isotopes can be used to learn about the Paranthropus diet in Stefan Milosavljevich's latest YouTube video: To see Victoria's BAP graduate student profiles, go here: https://baikalproject.artsrn.ualberta.ca/team/victoria-van-der-haas/?portfolioCats=5%2C6%2C7%2C8%2C9

2019-09-06T12:48:38-06:00Categories: News, Media & Public Outreach|Tags: |

Victoria van der Haas interview featured on Episode 28 of the The Arch & Anth Podcast!

Victoria van der Haas, BAP PhD Candidate, is featured on Episode 28 of The Arch and Anth Podcast entitled "What is stable isotope analysis? What did prehistoric hunter-gatherers at Lake Baikal eat?" Link to homepage and to listen to podcast, Episode 28: https://archandanth.com/ From the The Arch and Anth Podcast webpage: Victoria van der Haas (University of Alberta) is a biological anthropologist and bioarchaeologist studying prehistoric hunter-gatherer lifestyles. A modern freshwater seal at Lake Baikal. On today’s episode, she talks [...]

2019-07-15T10:57:32-06:00Categories: News, Media & Public Outreach|Tags: |

Rebecca Bourgeois and Lauren Michelman interviewed by MacEwan University Bachelor of Communication Studies documentary film team

University of Saskatchewan MA students, Rebecca Bourgeois and Lauren Michelman, were interviewed yesterday by the MacEwan University Bachelor of Communication Studies documentary film team that travelled to Siberia with the BAP crew. They are working in the lab in Irkutsk, Russia, and did a great job explaining their research projects! To see Rebecca's and Lauren's BAP graduate student profiles, go here: https://baikalproject.artsrn.ualberta.ca/team/bourgeois-rebecca/?portfolioCats=5%2C6%2C7%2C8%2C9 https://baikalproject.artsrn.ualberta.ca/team/michelman-lauren/?portfolioCats=5%2C6%2C7%2C8%2C9  

2019-06-10T10:19:31-06:00Categories: News, Media & Public Outreach|Tags: , |

Christian Leipe BAP archaeobotanical analysis featured in Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper article!

Thank you to Dr. Pavel Tarasov for sharing the following BHAP/BAP news!: The Yomiuri Shimbun, a Japanese national newspaper with a 140-year history and a daily readership of more than 9 million copies every morning, recently published an article about ancient barley seeds excavated from the Hamanaka 2 site on Rebun Island. The story, written by a Japanese journalist, is based on the samples obtained through the BHAP international summer school excavations and on the archaeobotanical analysis performed by [...]

2019-05-21T12:22:22-06:00Categories: News, Media & Public Outreach|Tags: |

Pavel Tarasov gives public lecture at the Institute of Geochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Siberian Branch)

Pavel Tarasov gave a public lecture within the framework of the BAP at the Institute of Geochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Siberian Branch) in the Akademgorodok of Irkutsk on March 21st, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. The title of his lecture was "Environments during the spread of anatomically modern humans across Asia: What do we know and what would we like to know?" The 60 minute lecture was presented in Russian in the conference hall of the Institute of [...]

2019-05-21T11:55:08-06:00Categories: Media & Public Outreach|Tags: |

Dr. Andrzej Weber interviewed for Faculty of Arts News, University of Alberta

Dr. Andrzej Weber recently gave an interview to the Faculty of Arts, and the story is now up on Arts News. It will also be shared on social media, and be included in Anthology and the University of Alberta’s alumni newsletter Work of Arts Express. Title: Discovery helps international team of researchers better understand changes experienced by hunter-gatherers over hundreds of thousands of years Led by Faculty of Arts’ archaeologist Andrzej Weber, two decades of research yields fresh insight into [...]

2019-03-18T10:47:42-06:00Categories: News, Media & Public Outreach|Tags: |

Dr. Andrzej Weber gives public lecture at Irkutsk State University

Dr. Andrzej Weber gave a public lecture on Saturday, February 16, at the Irkutsk State University entitled “25 years of joint research by the Russian-Canadian archaeological expedition on Lake Baikal”. The lecture was filmed and is posted on Facebook here: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2324752147555620&id=100000625718642 Photo credit: Photograph by FotoVostSib Восточная Сибир https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1223770934447117&type=1&l=da0390f4c1

2019-03-15T11:59:57-06:00Categories: Media & Public Outreach|Tags: |