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You’re welcome to dip your toes in the Paleolithic

To better understand the complexities of Pleistocene cultural processes in eastern Eurasia, we study the Paleolithic archaeology of the Russian Altai region, Mongolia, North China, Xinjiang, Qinghai, and ethnic Tibet…the broad region referred to by geographers as Central and Inner Asia.

Situated on the eastern periphery of Central Asia, Mongolia was an important pathway for the migration of ancient human populations from the west to the east (and/or vice versa). Possible scenarios for the dispersal of ancient human populations in Mongolia are much more complicated than initially supposed due to the limited number of corridors penetrating natural barriers like the mountains of southern Siberia in the north and the arid mountain systems of the Mongolian and Gobi Altai ranges in the south.

Here you will find resources about the Paleolithic of Mongolia, including the history of archaeological investigations there, recent finds, links to publications in peer-reviewed journals, and descriptions of current projects.

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography SB RAS, Russia

Institute of Archaeology, MAS, Mongolia

School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, USA

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Alexei Klementiev worked on Pleistocene faunal remains from Mongolian Paleolithic sites

March work in the storage of Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography SB RAS was really hard for the team. The faunal collections are ready to be moved to the new storage, so, we needed to find Mongolian collections that have been stored here since 1980th and nobody worked on since that time. We appreciate ourContinue reading “Alexei Klementiev worked on Pleistocene faunal remains from Mongolian Paleolithic sites”

Arina Khatsenovich, Irina Vishnevskaya and Evgeny Mikheev gave a talk at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography SB RAS

They presented the first results on their study of Sr isotopic composition: the first stage of 87Sr/86Sr ratio mapping in Altai and Mongolia and results on study of the faunal samples from Orkhon-1 and Moiltyn am. 87Sr/86Sr ratio for bone samples, compared to results that we’ve got for sediments from site profiles, indicates that someContinue reading “Arina Khatsenovich, Irina Vishnevskaya and Evgeny Mikheev gave a talk at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography SB RAS”

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