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  • 2003 BGC General Information
    harsh environment of the Mongolian desert steppe but will appeal to those who enjoy a real challenge 2002 will be the first field season of the Baga Gazaryn Chuluu survey project We hope to survey approximately 130 sq km of land on the southern side of the ridge formation extending outward into the desert steppe Preliminary visits to the site have provided evidence for a large number of stone features dated to the 2nd and 1st millenniums BC as well as Neolithic Bronze and Iron Age and Medieval habitation sites Ancient petroglyphs can be discovered on the granite outcrops at Baga Gazaryn Chuluu Stone stelae erected by early Turkic nomads are located in the main valley running between the towering peaks VOLUNTEERS We are in search of a group of volunteers who will assist archaeologists from U S and Mongolian research institutions in beginning the survey and in conducting several small scale excavations of burial and habitation sites dated to the Bronze and Early Iron Age 800 400 BC Our project is supported by the Mongolian Institute of History in Ulaanbaatar and we will be joined by Mongolian archaeologists and students who will collaborate in both the survey and excavations The Baga Gazaryn Chuluu region contains a wealth of archaeological sites and the research programs being initiated in 2002 will help us and other researchers better understand the extraordinary nomadic culture of Mongolia that gave rise to some of the most powerful land empires on earth Volunteers with a variety of backgrounds are invited to work with us at Baga Gazaryn Chuluu and will have opportunities to learn and practice a wide range of field skills including ground survey site mapping use of GPS and GIS settlement excavation and artifact processing In addition we will take time to visit local

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  • 2003 BGC MoreInformation
    quite cool so bring a sweater sweatshirts and a jacket The camp has no electricity so you will need a flashlight You must bring a tent your sleeping ba g and an air mattress f you desired PROJECT DATES July 6 August 24 2003 SESSIONS First Session July 6 27 2003 Second Session August 3 24 2003 VISAS Western world participants will be under the auspices of CSEN The organization will facilitate obtaining visas for all participants Because of the time needed to process invitations in Ulaanbaatar and to obtain visas from the Mongolian Embassy in Washington DC deadline for applications must be strictly adhered to TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION Each Session 1200 Contributions are tax deductible There is a limited number of participant positions open for each 2003 session CONTRIBUTION INCLUDES All expenses at the site 1 2 nights of lodging in an expedition rental in Ulaanbaatar Transport to and from the site by either local bus or minivan Some assistance in making alternative arrangements in Mongolia is available through the project organizers Contribution due dates 1st Session 300 due with application no later than April 15 2003 2nd Session 300 due with application no later than May 1 2003 Final payment due dates First Session 900 due by June 1 2003 Second Session 900 due by June 15 2003 Note The essential official visa for the excavation requires approximately six weeks to obtain A visa will not be granted until the entire contribution is paid For this reason it is important that final payment be made in a timely manner If you plan on staying in Mongolia longer than your excavastion session you must include this information on your application so that the extra time can be included in your Visa Not Included Airfare Any expenses in Ulaanbaatar beyond

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  • 2003 Baga_Gazaryn_Chuluu_Participant_Application_Form
    Information Name Birthdate Address City State Zip Mailing Address if different from above Home phone Work or school phone Mobile e mail address and Social Security number S ex Height Weight Passport number Expires Type Include a xerox copy of the two front pages of your passport Employer or school Address of work or school Phone number work or school If retired former employer Address Please include a photograph of yourself in the application Emergency contact Name Relationship Home address Work address Home Phone Cell Phone Work Phone e mail We prefer to contact you by email so if your email address changes after you have submitted an application please noify us Special Interests Please describe your special interest in this project and what experience you have had that might be helpful on this project Attach extra pages if necessary on a separate page Please list all educational background that is pertinent Previous Travel On a separate page briefly tell us about any previous foreign travel which countries you have visited and when PLEASE ATTACH CV and REFERENCES important Medical Conditions Medical treatment will not be equal to the norm in the US Please be sure to list all special medical conditions you may have Blood Type Special Diet or Foods Check any of the following that are applicable Diabetes Epilepsy Allergies Other health concerns such as bad back trick knee etc give details Loss of Consciousness explain and give date s Check if Corrective or Contact Lenses Date of last physical examination Any other pertinent information Conditions As a team member hereafter Participant of the Baga Gazaryn Chuluu Survey project I will adhere to the regulations and maintain a standard of good conduct The Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads hereafter Sponsor and director of the excavations hereafter

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  • 2002 BGC General Information
    of the Mongolian desert steppe but will appeal to those who enjoy a real challenge 2002 will be the first field season of the Baga Gazaryn Chuluu survey project We hope to survey approximately 130 sq km of land on the southern side of the ridge formation extending outward into the desert steppe Preliminary visits to the site have provided evidence for a large number of stone features dated to the 2nd and 1st millenniums BC as well as Neolithic Bronze and Iron Age and Medieval habitation sites Ancient petroglyphs can be discovered on the granite outcrops at Baga Gazaryn Chuluu Stone stelae erected by early Turkic nomads are located in the main valley running between the towering peaks VOLUNTEERS We are in search of a group of volunteers who will assist archaeologists from U S and Mongolian research institutions in beginning the survey and in conducting several small scale excavations of burial and habitation sites dated to the Bronze and Early Iron Age 800 400 BC Our project is supported by the Mongolian Institute of History in Ulaanbaatar and we will be joined by Mongolian archaeologists and students who will collaborate in both the survey and excavations The Baga Gazaryn Chuluu region contains a wealth of archaeological sites and the research programs being initiated in 2002 will help us and other researchers better understand the extraordinary nomadic culture of Mongolia that gave rise to some of the most powerful land empires on earth Volunteers with a variety of backgrounds are invited to work with us at Baga Gazaryn Chuluu and will have opportunities to learn and practice a wide range of field skills including ground survey site mapping use of GPS and GIS settlement excavation and artifact processing In addition we will take time to visit local nomadic families

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  • 2002 BGC MoreInformation
    you desired PROJECT DATES July 1 August 31 2002 SESSIONS Standard 6 week session July 15 August 15 2002 S standard 3 4 week session July 15 August 31 2002 These sessions are recommended as we expect the full research staff to be in the field during these dates If desired session schedules and duration may be negotiable in order to accommodate the needs of volunteers VISAS Western world participants will be under the auspices of CSEN The organization will facilitate obtaining visas for all participants Because of the time needed to process invitations in Ulaanbaatar and to obtain visas from the Mongolian Embassy in Washington DC deadline for applications must be strictly adhered to TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION 4 week session 1200 6 week session 1400 Contributions are tax deductible There is a limited number of participant positions open for the 2002 field season CONTRIBUTION INCLUDES All expenses at the site 1 2 nights of lodging in an expedition rental in Ulaanbaatar Transport to and from the site by either local bus or minivan Some assistance in making alternative arrangements in Mongolia is available through the project organizers Not Included Air fare Any expenses in Ulaanbaatar beyond lodging Personal insurance is not included but is recommended TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION 4 week session 1200 6 week session 1400 Note these sessions are recommended since we expect the full research staff to be in the field during these dates Session schedules and duration may be negotiable in order to accommodate the needs of volunteers Contribution due dates 4 week session 300 due with application no later than April 15 2002 6 week session 500 due with application no later than May 1 2002 Final payment due dates 4 week session 900 due by May 25 2002 6 week session 900 due by

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  • 2002 Baga Gazaryn Chuluu Survey Index
    by the presence of high grade pastoral resources Given the observed density of sites dating to the 1st millennium BC we consider BGC to be an early central place appearing on the boundary of the steppe frontier BGC currently supports over 30 herding families who make annual movements of 10 15 km in orbit of the ridge system Based on this range of movement a 525 sq km full coverage survey will be conducted in and around the ridge formation by two crews of 5 members each The entire project will be carried out over a period of 2 3 seasons of which the 2002 project will be the first The survey will include three levels of resolution an intensive phase consisting of transects walked at 30 50m intervals 400 sq km an extensive phase of 1 km blocks walked at 100m intervals plus judgmental examination 125 sq km and reconnaissance of up to 50 km beyond the central survey area conducted by jeep Jeep recon will be an important check for outlying high visibility sites representing secondary or boundary habitation areas Ground visibility at BGC is 95 100 and based on daily survey totals from northern Mongolia we expect to cover 130 pedestrian sq km during a 2 month season The locations of archaeological sites of all periods will be recorded using GPS units and 1 12 000 topographical map enlargements Additional site information will include a survey number brief description dimensions and orientation local environment artifact presence or absence artifact types and collection details A small number of habitation site test excavations will be conducted using 1x1m screened units placed in areas having artifact concentrations These excavations will test for stratigraphy deposit depth and sub surface artifact densities to provide information for a mid scale excavation strategy in

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  • 2003 Baga_Gazaryn_Chuluu_Participant_Application_Form
    mail address and Social Security number S ex Height Weight Passport number Expires Type Include a xerox copy of the two front pages of your passport Employer or school Address of work or school Phone number work or school If retired former employer Address Please include a photograph of yourself in the application Emergency contact Name Relationship Home address Work address Home Phone Cell Phone Work Phone e mail We prefer to contact you by email so if your email address changes after you have submitted an application please noify us Special Interests Please describe your special interest in this project and what experience you have had that might be helpful on this project Attach extra pages if necessary on a separate page Please list all educational background that is pertinent Previous Travel On a separate page briefly tell us about any previous foreign travel which countries you have visited and when PLEASE ATTACH CV and REFERENCES important Medical Conditions Medical treatment will not be equal to the norm in the US Please be sure to list all special medical conditions you may have Blood Type Special Diet or Foods Check any of the following that are applicable Diabetes Epilepsy Allergies Other health concerns such as bad back trick knee etc give details Loss of Consciousness explain and give date s Check if Corrective or Contact Lenses Date of last physical examination Any other pertinent information Conditions As a team member hereafter Participant of the Baga Gazaryn Chuluu Survey project I will adhere to the regulations and maintain a standard of good conduct The Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads hereafter Sponsor and director of the excavations hereafter Director reserves the right to require a Participant to withdraw at any time if conduct or behavior jeopardizes the welfare of

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  • Mongolian Embassy Address
    2833 M Street NW Washington DC 20007 Telephone 202 333 7117 Fax 202 298 9227 E mail monemb aol com URL http members aol com monemb For additional information on Mongolia http travel state gov mongolia html http www worldrover

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