About the local hosting organizationThis project is organized in cooperation with the State Archaeological Museum-Reserve Kostenki http://kostenki-museum.ru/ This museum is famous for its archaeological site of the Stone Age, which is preserved as a monument, including mammoth bones, 25 security zones, where there are about 60 sites of the Paleolithic period. Museum continues doing the research during over 130 years.
About the volunteer workVolunteers will take part in archaeological excavations together with museum workers and a group of Russian volunteers. They will be integrated in Museum research activities. Volunteers will work 7 hours per day, with the weekend of 2 days per week. Excavations can take place in various places on the territory of the Museum. All necessary equipment for work will be provided.
Local accommodationParticipants will live in tents in expedition field camp situated close to the museum building. Volunteers should bring their own sleeping bags. There will be a shower and a field kitchen - meals 3 times a day will be provided, volunteers will cook by themselves as a group.
About the project locationThe Kostenki Museum-Reserve is located 40 km south from Voronezh and is situated on the bank of Don River. The daily camp life also includes research and education activities (excursions, lectures, meetings), cultural events and sports classes.
RequirementsBe prepared for living in tent camp, sometimes the work might be physically demanding