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”

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”

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”

Archaeological survey in Altai Mountains

Our team visited several Paleolithic sites in Altai Mountains this July. We had coordinates of the sites that have been investigated in 1980-1990th – Maloyalomanskaya cave and Kara-Tenesh. Of course, these coordinates were wrong. Local people were very kind and helped us to find the cave. Site is in the good condition. One of theContinue reading “Archaeological survey in Altai Mountains”