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Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers of the Baikal Region, Siberia: Bioarchaeological Studies of Past Life Ways

Author(s): Dustin White ; Andrew Bush ; Andrezej W. Weber ; Hugh G. McKenzie ; Roelf Beukens ; Vladimir Bazaliiskii ; Karen P. Mooder ; Tia A. Thomson ; Fiona J. Bamforth ; Theodore G. Schurr ; Ludmilla P. Osipova ; Sergey I. Zhadanov ; Matthew C. Dulik ; Angela R. Lieverse ; M. Anne Katzenberg ; Olga I. Goriunova ; Nikolai Savel'ev ; Jay T. Stock ; Caroline M. Haverkort ; Aleksei G. Novikov ; Robert Bettinger

Editor(s): Andrzej Weber ; M. Anne Katzenberg ; Theodore G. Schurr

Year: 2010

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Summary

Siberia's Lake Baikal region is an archaeologically unique and emerging area of hunter-gatherer research, offering insights into the complexity, variability, and dynamics of long-term culture change. The exceptional quality of archaeological materials recovered there facilitates interdisciplinary studies whose relevance extends far beyond the region. The Baikal Archaeology Project—one of the most comprehensive studies ever conducted in the history of subarctic archaeology—is conducted by an international multidisciplinary team studying Middle Holocene (about 9,000 to 3,000 years B.P.) hunter-gatherers of the region. Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the project includes scholars in archaeology, physical anthropology, ethnography, molecular biology, geophysics, geochemistry, and paleoenvironmental studies.

This book presents the current team's research findings on questions about long-term patterns of hunter-gatherer adaptive strategies. Grounded in interdisciplinary approaches to primary research questions of cultural change and continuity over 6,000 years, the project utilizes advanced research methods and integrates diverse lines of evidence in making fundamental and lasting contributions to hunter-gatherer archaeology.


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Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers of the Baikal Region, Siberia: Bioarchaeological Studies of Past Life Ways. Dustin White, Andrew Bush, Andrezej W. Weber, Hugh G. McKenzie, Roelf Beukens, Vladimir Bazaliiskii, Karen P. Mooder, Tia A. Thomson, Fiona J. Bamforth, Theodore G. Schurr, Ludmilla P. Osipova, Sergey I. Zhadanov, Matthew C. Dulik, Angela R. Lieverse, M. Anne Katzenberg, Olga I. Goriunova, Nikolai Savel'ev, Jay T. Stock, Caroline M. Haverkort, Aleksei G. Novikov, Robert Bettinger, Andrzej Weber, M. Anne Katzenberg, Theodore G. Schurr. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 2010 ( tDAR id: 376599)


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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: -9000 to -3000 (B.P.)


Spatial Coverage

min long: 98.569; min lat: 48.633 ; max long: 115.532; max lat: 57.065 ;

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Contact(s): University of Pennsylvania Press Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology


Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America