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  • Nomads
    Demkin N L Morgunova Ya G Ryskov T N Trunaeva and J F Vedder EXCAVATION REPORT ISBN 1 885979 01 0 25 00 plus shipping Ship in the United States via Priority Mail plus shipping Ship International via Priority Mail

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  • Fedorov-Davydov Description
    and the Cities of the Golden Horde Berkeley CA Zinat Press Pp 210 Na rrative has 32 B W Figures 109 B W Plates and 116 Catalogue entries Glossary Bibliography and Index 42 50 plus shipping Color Plates are illustrated on the CSEN Website Order Now Pay by check or money order Credit Card U S orders Price includes Priority Mail shipping delivery in approximately 3 day Credit Card International

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  • Central Mongolian Nomads Project
    on an archaeological expedition in the Mongolian Altai 15 years later the Central Mongolian Nomads Project will inaugurate its first season as an archaeological field school and provide international students of all ages and backgrounds with archaeological field experience in the Mongolian context through original research multidisciplinary learning activities and cultural immersion Field school instructors will give lectures and lead seminars in Ulaanbaatar and in rural Mongolia tailoring these activities to the practical work and original research of each portion of the program Students will learn research methods in the lab zooarchaeology bioarchaeology archaeological drawing and ceramic analysis and field mapping data recording and pedestrian survey under the guidance of experienced American and Mongolian archaeologists The Central Mongolian Nomads Project will also provide instruction on Mongolian language history and cultures through a combination of classroom lessons and instructor guided site visits in two regions Ar Janchivlan Valley in Tuv Province and the western portion of Khentii Province Students will receive a program syllabus detailing required readings and classroom activities via e mail after they are officially enrolled in the field school i e after they have submitted all materials listed in the handbook see below Ar Janchivlan Valley is a locus of long term cultural activity in Central Mongolia located near a modern shamanic center the monumental Genghis Khan equestrian statue complex Tsonjin Boldog and one of Mongolia s most famous sites belonging to the Turk Empire Ritual and mortuary sites from Bronze Age Xiongnu Turk and Mongol periods dot this valley and nearby hills in Tuv Province where local nomadic families herd animals through steppe pastureland and raptors fly overhead Archaeologists from the Mongolian University of Science Technology have conducted numerous field expeditions to Ar Janchivlan Valley in recent years to lay the groundwork for more targeted investigations The research goals for the Central Mongolian Nomads Project in Ar Janchivlan Valley are 1 Map the Xiongnu cemetery at Bishreltiin Am in order to understand the chronology and spatial organization of the site 2 Conduct pedestrian survey of the bordering slopes and southern portion of the valley in order to assess the presence of ancient herder campsites in close proximity to the highly visible ritual and mortuary sites 3 Contextualize the long term cultural landscape of Ar Janchivlan Valley through recording visual and spatial data of sites discovered through reconnaissance and pedestrian survey in the northern floodplain and nearby hilltops The famous Kherlen River separates Tuv Province from Khentii Province the birthplace of Genghis Khan and the location of many Mongol imperial archaeological sites Near Tuv Province s eastern border deep in the Khan Khentii Protected Area lies the sacred legendary burial ground of the Mongol imperial family at Burkhan Khaldun Mountain in the dark mountains of western Khentii Province Elsewhere in western Khentii Province our team will conduct archaeological reconnaissance in a number of remote and or rugged locations pedestrian survey to record sites and monuments from a broad timespan and critically compare the effectiveness of different methods of

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  • Visual Cultures of Mongolia 2016
    around four primary themes Landscapes Spiritual Life of Mongolia Material Culture of Mongolia s Past The Ruins of Empires Program Participants will develop photographic and anthropological perspectives on the history culture religions and artistic traditions of Mongolia from the deep past to the 21st century You will visit and explore a variety of famous sites live in Mongolian ger traditional nomadic dwelling and adventure on horseback camelback and foot in

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  • CSEN Home Page
    s Hidden Heroines Tiime Warner Book Pokrovka Excavation 1995 TABLE OF CONTENTS Archaeology DNA Results from Pokrovka Warrior Women compared with Meirmgu l by Dr J Burger Ethnography Documentaries on Nomads Archives Linked Sites New infomation on DNA testing sources Archaeolgical Camp while Excavating along the Ilek River at Pokrovka Russia REPORTS 2004 Dorno Altai Fieldwork Report 2004 Chastiye Excavation Report 2005 Golden Hills Report Baga Gazaryn Chuluu Excavations Completed

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  • Beiram Excavation Report 1
    the arrival of the Turkish peoples probably ca A D 600 and there is some textual evidence to support this theory Thousands of offering found in the Beiram mound such as astragal and sheep scapula are undated but probably have been cultic offerings for millennia Less numerous artifacts are dated by analogy and come from the Mongol period ca 1400 to present times This appears to be the first cultic site of this period that has been excavated Dr Liu Engoe from the Urumchi Institute of Archaeology in Xinjiang China he had found three Saka cultic spots in the Tien Shan Mountains but they were not excavated personal communication Unfortunately I do not know their configuration The people who constructed the Beiram Mound devoted a tremendous amount of energy in excavating a pit which was then covered within the delineation of the circular mound The mound was covered with four distinct layers of stone interspersed with soil and elaborated with logs radiating from the outer edge to the center Just gathering the building materialsÐhuge quantities of fields stones and tons upon tons of river stones brought from 15 20 kilometers away on the other side of the west ridge and trees from the groves that lie kilometers downhillÐtook tremendous energy and planning Whatever offerings they madeÐand they probably included liquid libations milk and or koumiss fermented maresÕ milk to the gods for rain baby animals and baby people as well as offerings of wood bone stone glass iron copper bronze and possibly brassÐthe rituals must have been performed in a similar fashion as they still are today The ancient nomads obviously had a specific plan in mind for the mound construction basing the architectural plan on that used for burials Although we have little knowledge about the actual people who

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  • Archive Table of Contents
    Gazaryn Chuluu Survey 2005 Baga Gazaryn Chuluu Survey 2004 Baga Gazaryn Chuluu Survey 2003 Baga Gazaryn Chuluu Survey 2002 Baga Gazaryn Chuluu Survey 2000 Egiin Gol Excavation 1999 Egiin Gol Excavation 2003 Golden Hills 2004 Golden Hills 2005 Golden Hills 2006 Golden Hills 2001 Chastiye Kurgany Excavation 2002 Chastiye Kurgany Excavation 2003 Chastiye Kurgany Excavation 2004 Dorno Altai RESEARCH ACTIVITIES LECTURES 1998 Spring Lectures 1997 Fall Lectures KSEN 1999 2000

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  • Mission Statement
    ARCHIVES SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES C ENTER FOR THE S TUDY OF E URASIAN N OMADS TABLE OF CONTENTS MISSION STATEMENT The American Eurasian Research Institute Inc The Center for the Study

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