The Russian Geographical Society invites everyone between the ages of 18 and 30 to apply for participation in the Kostenki expedition to be held from 10 July to 10 August in the Voronezh Region.
The winners will become the participants of archaeological excavations of the Upper Paleolithic relics in close proximity to the world-famous museum-reserve «Kostenki» abound with the most ancient monuments of culture in Russia.
Volunteers will study dwellings made of mammoth bones, dated for more than 20 thousand years old. They also will witness diggings of occupation layers aged from 30 to 40 thousand years. Moreover, the research programme includes lectures on archeology of the Upper Paleolithic (origin of man, birth of ancient art, culture of mammoth hunters, etc.) and visit to the «Kostenki» museum-reserve.
The Russian Geographical Society offers an accommodation and food in the campsite to accepted applicants. For participants from Russia the Society will cover travel expenses from their place of residence to the place of Expedition. The participants living abroad have to cover their travel expenses to Russia by themselves. The Society will cover travel expenses only from Moscow to the place of Expedition.
Accommodation is possible in tent campsite. Volunteers will have electricity, running well water, summer shower, gas stove, mobile connection and the Internet. There are regular bus links to Voronezh.
To participate please fill the application form. Application deadline is 20 May 2018.
For more information please see the Regulations.