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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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Mongolian-Russian Expedition and JMRAAE resume fieldwork in Mongolia

After a hiatus of nearly two years due to the global Covid-19 pandemic and consequent border closures and quarantines, two collaborative multinational archaeological expeditions have resumed working in Mongolia. A research team from the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, SB RAS, arrived in Ulaanbaatar on July 14 after a challenging two-day journey from Novosibirsk viaContinue reading “Mongolian-Russian Expedition and JMRAAE resume fieldwork in Mongolia”

New article on climatic condition in Middle Paleolithic of Mongolia is out

Our new article is out in the Journal “Archaeology, Ethnology & Anthropology of Eurasia”. We studied the cross-sections of three sites in Orkhon valley (central Mongolia), containg the cultural sequences from the Final Middle Paleolithic to Late Upper Paleolithic. Here we present first results on paleoclimatic conditions, that might impacted on human occupation and depopulationsContinue reading “New article on climatic condition in Middle Paleolithic of Mongolia is out”

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