Down Ancient Trails is the international archaeological forum, organized by Sharma Center for Heritage Education, India and supported by Leakey Foundation. It is the online platform for specialists in archaeological sciences and anthropology to share their research. A number of headliners in archaeology gave the talks about different subjects that they study. Shanti Pappu, the coordinator of this fantastic project, had invited Arina Khatsenovich to give a talk about Paleolithic study in Mongolia on July 15.
Right after survey in Altai, Arina has presented first results of ongoing projects, supported by RSF and Leakey Foundation, in Mongolia.
She focused on the study of Final Middle Paleolithic and Initial Upper Paleolithic in Central Asia, particularly in Mongolia. Excavations, carried out by JMRAAE in 2018-2019 have yield not only new lithic material, but also new chronology, based on OSL (radiocarbon dates are upcoming).