Join us this Friday (November 20th) at 7:00pm in Room 132 of the Archaeology Building to hear Dr. Angela Lieverse and Laura Shuttleworth talk about their ongoing research as part of the Baikal-Hokkaido Archaeology Project! All are welcome to attend!
Abstract – Small places of large importance: hunter-gatherer mortuary sites in ancient Siberia
This talk will focus on new and ongoing bioarchaeological research in the Cis-Baikal region of Siberia (Russian Federation). The first part will present key findings from almost 20 years of work in the area, specifically with regards to the lifeways of two distinct populations separated by an almost millennium-long ‘hiatus’ during the middle Neolithic period (~7000–6000 years ago). The second part of the talk will focus on Shuttleworth’s ongoing MA research, which synthesizes biological data from human remains and mortuary archaeological data in order to better understand the complex relationships between identity (aspects such as age, gender, kinship, status) and lifeways (e.g., diet, mobility, health, activity).