New paper published in Antiquity!

New paper published in Antiquity by Dr. Kevin Gibbs and BHAP team members Dr. Peter Jordan and Dr. Hirofumi Kato!

Dr. Pavel Tarasov, Freie Universität, Berlin, shares great news about his students!

BHAP represented at Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology

BHAP well represented at the Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology, hosted by the University of Alberta

Congratulations to Victoria van der Haas and Katherine Bishop, Editors in Chief, on their inaugural issue of “COMPASS: The Student Anthropology Journal of Alberta”!

Statement regarding recent article

Statement regarding recent article

Check out Drs. Angela Lieverse and Rick Schulting’s exciting data collecting trip to Japan below!

The Baikal-Hokkaido Archeology Project (BHAP) is an international and multi-disciplinary team of scholars investigating Middle Holocene hunter-gatherer culture dynamics in two regions of the world:  the Lake Baikal region of Siberia, Russia and Hokkaido, Japan.

The aim of this web site is to provide information about the activities of the Project and of the different aspects of the research we are conducting. Please look around, and feel free to contact us with questions, comments, or suggestions.

Our research is primarily supported by the Major Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI) 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, please check our archived web site at:

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Research Opportunities

We are always looking for undergraduate and graduate students who share our interests.  If you have a project that you think fits with our focus, or if you are looking for research opportunities, please feel free to contact us or check out our student opportunities page.

Field Work Opportunities

In summer 2013 we will be holding a fieldschool in archaeological methods on Rebun Island, Japan.  Please see this page for more details.

To see what we will be encountering this summer, check out our previous seasons of archaeological fieldwork on Rebun Island (2011-2013).

Sponsors & Collaborating Institutions

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