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Laboratory of Siberian archaeology

About laboratory

Direction (topic) of the scientific research project: Baikal Siberia in the Stone Age: at the crossroads of the worlds

Grant Agreement No.: 074-02-2018-334

Name of the institution of higher learning: Irkutsk State University

Fields of scientific research: History and archaeology

The priority goal of the project is to create a new scientific center and to obtain world-level results in the field of research on the cultures of the Stone Age of Northern Asia. The specific goal of the research carried out within the framework of the project is the development of a system for processing large volumes of interdisciplinary data and the use of digital methods for the solving problems of the cultural transformations of the Stone Age paleosocieties (Upper Pleistocene, Early and Middle Holocene) at the Baikal Siberia on the basis of reasoned explanatory models in the dynamics of natural changes; determination of their role in the formation and development of the cultures of Eurasia and North America.

Leading scientist

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Weber Andrzej Witold

 

Citzenship: Canada, Poland

Job Title: Professor, University of Albert

Academic degree and title: Ph.D. in Archaeology, Professor

Field of scientific interests:Upper Pleistocene, Early and Middle Holocene

Academic recognition:

In general terms Webers research interests focus on Old World Archaeology and more specifically on Siberian and Northeast Asian Mesolithic and Neolithic periods and on prehistoric hunter–gatherers of the north.
2015–2017 A*MIDEX Foundation, Initiative d’excellence Aix-Marseille Université, France. Project title: Holocene hunter–gatherers of Cis-Baikal (Siberia): An individual life history and micro-sampling.
2012–2017 Alberta Education and Technology research equipment grant. Project title: Holocene archaeology of Northeast Asia.
2012–2017 Canada Foundation for Innovation, Leaders Opportunity Fund research equipment grant. Project title: Holocene archaeology of Northeast Asia.
2011–2018 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Major Collaborative Research Initiative grant. Project title: Holocene hunter–gatherers of Northeast Asia.
2006–2011 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Major Collaborative Research Initiative grant. Project title: Hunter–gatherer culture change and continuity in the middle Holocene of the Cis-Baikal, Siberia.
2001–2006 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Major Collaborative Research Initiative grant. Project title: Hunter–gatherer culture change and continuity in the middle Holocene of the Cis-Baikal, Siberia.

Leipe C., Sergusheva E.A., Müller S., 1,3, Spengler R.N., Goslar T., Kato H. 7, Wagner M., Weber A.W., Tarasov P.E. (2017) Barley (Hordeum vulgare) in the Okhotsk culture (5th-10th century AD) of northern Japan and the role of cultivated plants in hunter-gatherer economies. PLoS ONE 12(3): e0174397.
Weber A.W., Schulting R.J., Bronk Ramsey C., Goriunova O.I., Bazaliiskii V.I., Berdnikova N.E. (2016) Chronology of middle Holocene hunter-gatherers in the Cis-Baikal region of Siberia: Corrections based on examination of the freshwater reservoir effect. Quaternary International, 419: 74-98.
Weber A.W., Schulting R.J., Bronk Ramsey C., Bazaliiskii V.I. (2016) Biogeochemical data from the Shamanka II Early Neolithic cemetery on southwest Baikal: Chronological and dietary patterns. Quaternary International, Vol. 405, Part B: 233-254.
Jordan P., Weber A.W. (2016) Persistent Foragers: New Insights into Holocene Hunter-Gatherer Archaeology in Northern Eurasia. Quaternary International, Vol. 419, Part C: 1-4.
Scharlotta I., Bazaliiskii V.I., Weber A.W. (2016) Social consequences of increased reliance on fishing in middle Holocene Cis-Baikal: relating fishing gear, axes, and social status at the Shamanka II cemetery, Lake Baikal, Siberia. Quaternary International, 419: 99-132.
Shepard B., Goriunova O.I., Novikov A.G., Weber A.W. (2016) A multi-scalar analysis of interconnections among Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age hunter-gatherers of the Cis-Baikal, Eastern Siberia. Quaternary International, 419: 140-158.
Weber A.W., Schulting R.J., Bronk Ramsey C., Bazaliiskii V.I. (2016) Biogeochemical data from the Shamanka II Early Neolithic cemetery on southwest Baikal: Chronological and dietary patterns. Quaternary International, 405(B): 233-254.
Lieverse A.R., Mack B., Bazaliiskii V.I., Weber A.W. (2016) Revisiting osteoarthritis in the Cis-Baikal: understanding behavioral variability and adaptation among middle Holocene foragers. Quaternary International, 405(B): 160-171.
Schulting R.J., Bronk Ramsey C., Bazaliiskii V.I., Weber A.W. (2015) Highly variable freshwater reservoir offsets found along the Upper Lena watershed, Cis-Baikal, southern Siberia. Radiocarbon, 57(4): 581-593.

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