Volume 6 of Baikal Archaeology Projects Northern Hunter-Gatherers Series published (Archaeology in China and East Asia Volume 3)

Dr. Andrzej Weber and his research team are pleased to present to the academic community the sixth volume published as part of the Baikal Archaeology Project's Northern Hunter-Gatherers Series.

20 November 2012

Title: Kurma XI, a Middle Holocene Hunter-Gatherer Cemetery on Lake Baikal, Siberia: Archaeological and Osteological Materials

Editors: Andrzej W. Weber, Olga I. Goriunova, Hugh G. McKenzie, and Angela R. Lieverse

The volume is third site monograph published in the series and presents both archaeological and human osteological data from fieldwork conducted by the project at the mortuary site Kurma XI, in the extensively researched Little Sea area of Lake Baikal, Siberia.

Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) as a Major Collaborative Research Initiative, and supported by a partnership with Irkutsk State University, the Baikal Project has focused on identifying and understanding the processes associated with culture change and continuity among prehistoric boreal forest hunter-gatherers in Siberia's Cis-Baikal region. Mortuary sites have provided the primary data that inform several analytical modules designed by the project.

The Kurma XI cemetery comprises 26 graves, excavated jointly by Russian and Canadian teams in 1994, 2002, and 2003. Many of the grave inclusions found in these graves were of a very rare category, with a bronze medallion and a silver ring being unique finds in the entire Cis-Baikal region.

This volume is not presently available for purchase to the general public, but will be soon.

University of Alberta
Canadian Circumpolar Institute (CCI Press)
Baikal Hokkaido Archaeology Project
Northern Hunter-Gatherers Research Series
No. 6
CCIP ISBN 978-1-896445-57-1

German Archaeological Institute
Eurasia Department
Beijing Branch Office
Canadian Circumpolar Institute Press, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Darmstadt, Germany

Baikal-Hokkaido Archaeology Project Website