chapter  17
The steppe at Botai, northeastern Kazakhstan
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During the archaeological expedition in the summer of 1995 to the Kokchetau region of northeastern Kazakhstan (Figure 17.1) led by Dr Marsha Levine and sponsored by the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, a field appraisal of the geomorphological and micromorphological potential of the archaeological site of Botai and its immediate environs was conducted by the writer (French 1995b). This included a brief geomorphological evaluation survey of the immediate vicinity of the site, description and photographic recording of exposed sections around the site and sampling the exposed palaeosols for micromorphological analysis.