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ABOUT OUR PROJECT CONTACT

The Baikal-Hokkaido Archeology Project (BHAP), formerly known as simply the Baikal Archaeology Project (BAP) consists of an international and multi-disciplinary team of scholars with expertise in archaeology, physical anthropology, ethnography, molecular biology, geophysics, geochemistry and environmental reconstructions.

Together, we are exploring prehistoric hunter-gatherer lifeways in Northeast Asia using an approach that we have come to define as the bioarchaeology of individual life histories approach - a suite of methods (laboratory and macroscopic) that can generate long strings of information pertaining to the age, sex, diet, mobility, habitual activities, health and genetic traits of particular persons through examination of their skeletal remains in conjunction with their archaeological and environmental context.  See here for more information on the goals of the project.

We have a strong committment to training a new generation of scholars by supporting graduate student projects, as well as providing graduate and undertraduate students the chance to participate in summer field schools, workshops in human osteology and zooarchaeology, and other volunteer opportunties. Many of the project's current co-investigators started in the project as field school students.  If you are interested, please look at our student opportunies page or contact us.  We would be happy to hear from you.

Email: baikalarchaeology@ualberta.ca

Phone: 780-492-9269

Fax: 780-492-5273

Address:
Baikal Archaeology Project
13-15 HM Tory Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB
CANADA    T6G 2H4

If you would like to contact a specific team member, please refer to the their individual page.

 

NEWS FEATURED GRADUATE STUDENT

Dr. Christian Leipe et al. paper published in PLoS ONE

Dr. Christian Leipe, BHAP team member, paper published in PLoS ONE!

BHAP Graduate students present posters at 25th Annual Richard Frucht Memorial Lecture Series!

BHAP Graduate students Victoria van der Haas and Talisha Chaput present posters at 25th Annual Richard Frucht Memorial Lecture Series!

Dr. Benjamin Shepard successfully defends PhD dissertation!

Dr. Benjamin Shepard successfully defends PhD dissertation!

Ruth Urlacher successfully defends Master's thesis!

Ruth Urlacher successfully defends Master's thesis!

Special Issue of Quaternary International “Holocene Hunter-Gatherer Archaeology of Northern Eurasia”!

Special Issue of Quaternary International “Holocene Hunter-Gatherer Archaeology of Northern Eurasia”!

Nour Moussa et al. paper published in Journal of Archaeological Science Reports

Nour Moussa et al. paper published in Journal of Archaeological Science Reports

Dr. Andrea Waters-Rist, BHAP scholar, develops MOOC course "Osteology: The Truth in our Bones"

Dr. Andrea Waters-Rist, BHAP scholar, develops MOOC course "Osteology: The Truth in our Bones"

BHAP scholar, Dr. Angela Lieverse, elected as a member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists!

BHAP scholar, Dr. Angela Lieverse, elected as a member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists!

Brianna Mack successfully defends Master's thesis!

Brianna Mack successfully defends Master's thesis!

Alex Novo presents paper on GPR at WAC-8, Kyoto

Alex Novo presents paper on GPR at WAC-8, Kyoto

Dr. Hajime Ishida et al. new paper published in Archaeological Science!

Congratulations to Dr. Hajime Ishida and several of our BHAP scholars in Japan for the publication of a new paper in Archaeological Science!

Dr. Hugh McKenzie and his student Mellisa Thew appear in Grant MacEwan University “M – Alumni News” magazine!

Congratulations to Dr. Hugh McKenzie and his student Mellisa Thew, who appear in the Grant MacEwan University “M – Alumni News” magazine!

Samantha Purchase successfully defends Master's thesis!

Samantha Purchase successfully defends Master's thesis!

Congratulations to Victoria van der Haas, BHAP PhD student, for passing her Candidacy exam!

Congratulations to Victoria van der Haas, BHAP PhD student, for passing her Candidacy exam on May 31st at University of Alberta!

International Field School on Rebun Island, Japan

International Field School on Rebun Island, Japan hosted by the Advanced Core Research Centre for the History of Human Ecology in the North

Ian Scharlotta(Fraser-Shapiro)

PhD Student at the University of Alberta

Bakail Hokkaido archaeology project