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Humans and the Environment in Northern Baikal Siberia During the Late Pleistocene

Editor(s): E.M. Ineshin, A.V. Teten'kin

Book Description

The site of Bol’shoy Yakor’ I is one of the most intensively investigated Late Pleistocene sites in Eastern Siberia. This volume compiles and presents the outcome of more than three decades of research by the authors in English for the first time.

The site, discussed in the context of the landscape that surrounds it and the wider archaeology of the region, is considered as a palimpsest of activity, built up through repeated episodes of activity. Through a detailed study of the techniques of lithic production and animal exploitation, these activities are refitted into the seasonal cycles of the prehistoric hunter-gatherers who performed them.

This book represents a valuable source for regional experts, technical specialists, and students with an interest in the Upper Palaeolithic of Northern Eurasia.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-8277-4
ISBN-10: 1-4438-8277-1
Date of Publication: 01/06/2017
Pages / Size: 356 / A5
Price: £64.99


E.M. Ineshin is one of the leading researchers in the archaeology of northern Baikal Siberia. His scientific interests span archaeological method and theory, geomorphology, palaeoglaciology and palaeoecology. He has worked extensively across the Vitim Basin, and is the discoverer of many well-known archaeological sites, including Bol’shoy Yakor’ I and II.

A.V. Tetenkin is a docent at Irkutsk National Research Technical University, Russia, and lead researcher at Ust’-Khaita I, Bol’shoy Yakor’ I, Kovrizhka I–V. He specialises in the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic archaeology of Siberia, and is particularly interested in field methodology and the theory of archaeological interpretation.

P. N. Hommel is a Researcher in Eurasian Prehistory at the University of Oxford, UK. He completed a PhD on Early Ceramics in the Upper Vitim Basin at the University of Sheffield, UK, in 2012.

N. Reynolds completed her DPhil at the University of Oxford in 2015. She is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher in Upper Palaeolithic Archaeology at the University of Bordeaux, France.