Tserendagva Yadmaa

Senior Researcher

Ph.D. – Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography SB RAS, Novosibirsk, 1999 (Archaeology). Senior Researcher in the Institute of Archaeology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences. He is an Investigator of projects investigating Middle and Upper Paleolithic sites in the Gobi Altai region. He has been an integral member of the Russian-Mongolian-American team since its inception in 1995 and participated in field studies at Tsagaan Agui Cave, Chikhen Agui Rockshelter, and the Chikhen-2 site as well as numerous reconnaissance and survey efforts. In 2010th he studied Neolithic and Bronze Age of Gobi Desert in collaboration with Prof. Joan Shneider. He also does intensive work in rescue archaeology, including later prehistoric objects like kherigsurs and petroglyphs. Since 2021 he is Co-Investigator of the JMRAAE project aimed at the new study of Tsagaan Agui cave in Gobi Altai. His research interests include hominin dispersals in Altai Mountain corridor from Southern Siberia to China as well as reversal West-East hominin migrations through Mongolian Altai during Pleistocene; lithic industries, specifics of the lithic artifacts exposure; petroglyphs are his specific research interest. He is an author of the several books, including handbook on Paleolithic for students, published in Mongolian.

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