Mongolian field season began with awards!

Evgeny Rybin and Arina Khatsenovich have been awarded with special diplomas from their friends and colleagues from Department of Stone Age, Institute of Archaeology MAS. It was very nice surprise. We are deeply indebted to our friends for decades of collaboration, joint expedition and unvaluable help. We are sure that we will spend together manyContinue reading “Mongolian field season began with awards!”

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”

Two master students defended dissertations on Paleolithic of Mongolia

2021 June 17 Two master students defended their degree works at the Novosibirsk State University: Matvey Zhukov, Microblade production in Early Holocene lithic industries of Mongolia (Gobi Altai). Supervisor – Arina Khatsenovich Galina Posmetnaya, Paleoclimatic conditions of Late Pleistocene human occupation in Orkhon valley, Mongolia (pollen spectra of Orkhon 1 and 7 sites). Supervisors –Continue reading “Two master students defended dissertations on Paleolithic of Mongolia”

Irina Vishnevskaya worked on pretreatment and measurments for Sr isotopic composition

This April Irina spent in the “Geoanalyst” geochemical lab in Ekaterinburg. She worked on pretreatrment and measurments of the samples from Altai and Mongolia for 87Sr/86Sr ratio. She will present first results attending online Goldshmidt2021, July 4-9 in Lyon, and DIG2021, May 17-21 in Faro.

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”

Tomorrow Dr. Evgeny Rybin will defend a thesis of his Dr. Habil. dissertation

December 21, 06:00 a.m. (Moscow time) Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science. Event will be available online on YouTube (even after defense) in Russian Сессия диссертационного совета Института археологии и этнографии СО РАН – YouTube Evgeny Rybin will present his dissertation ” Regional variability of Initial Upper Paleolithic lithicContinue reading “Tomorrow Dr. Evgeny Rybin will defend a thesis of his Dr. Habil. dissertation”

John Olsen became an Honorary Doctor of Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography SB RAS, Novosibirsk

Regents’ Professor Emeritus of University of Arizona John Olsen works with Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography SB RAS since 1995. Joint Mongolian-Russian-American archaeological expedition celebrates 25 years in 2020. This Expedition investigated Tsagaan Agui and Chikhen Agui caves, Chikhen-2, discovered Tolbor valley with highest concentration of Initial & Early Upper Paleolithic sites and numerous localitiesContinue reading “John Olsen became an Honorary Doctor of Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography SB RAS, Novosibirsk”

Isotopic research in Altai Mountains

Mongolia and Altai were tightly connected in Upper, and, probably, Middle Paleolithic: crossing these regions people migratated throughout Central Asia and Southern Siberia. These migrations represent human dispersal, stimulated by several causes, including climate change and animal movements. Moving from one region to another, people would take animal bones, mineral and organic raw materials, personalContinue reading “Isotopic research in Altai Mountains”