Program Details

Archaeological field and laboratory methods (incl. bioarchaeology, zooarchaeology, mapping, and pedestrian survey); original archaeological data collection at Ar Janchivlan and in western Khentii; lectures and seminars on Mongolian history and culture; in
Location:
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Central Mongolian Nomads Project is a 17-day archaeological field school and research project conducted is a joint endeavor of the Center for the Study of Mongolian Nomads (CSEN) and the Mongolian University of Science & Technology (MUST) open to students of all ages (18+), backgrounds, experience levels, and citizenship.

Archaeological field and laboratory methods (incl. bioarchaeology, zooarchaeology, mapping, and pedestrian survey); original archaeological data collection at Ar Janchivlan and in western Khentii; lectures and seminars on Mongolian history and culture; introduction to Mongolian language; visits to important archaeological, spiritual, and historical sites; and attending a local naadam festival at the end of the program.

See program website and student handbook for more details.
Setting Description:
After three intense days of classroom and lab work in Ulaanbaatar, the remaining two weeks of fieldwork and exploration will be split between Ar Janchivlan Valley (Tuv Province) and western Khentii Province, where the team will stay in tents at a mobile basecamp in the steppe and mixed forested zones of Central Mongolia. No specific academic background is required, but students should be in good health, physically and emotionally prepared for challenging field conditions, and ready for adventure.
Cost:
$3,265 tax-deductible contribution to CSEN, a 501-c-3 not-for-profit educational organization.

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