The Center for the Study
of the Eurasian Nomads
Archaeology in North Central Mongolia
The Egiin Gol Survey Project
Mongolian wrestlers at the mid-summer Naadam
July 1998, Egiin Gol
- Lead Research Staff:
- William Honeychruch, Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan
- Heather Price, Archaeological Research Facility, University of California,
- Mark Hall, Japanese National Museum of History, Chiba, Japan
- Participant Information
- Location: Northern Mongolia, Bulgan aimag (nearest city is Erdenet).
- Survey and excavation in the Egiin Gol River Valley at a variety of
- dating from the Upper Paleolithic to the 19th and 20th century AD.
- Dates of Project: June 1 - August 1, 1999
- Volunteer Sessions:
- * 2 week sessions: June 15 - July 1 or July 15 - August 1
- * 4 week sessions: June 1 - July 1 or July 1 to August 1
- * 6 week session: June 15 - August 1
Note: some flexibility in scheduling is required by expedition organizers
- depending on participant flight arrangements.
- Application Deadline: April 20, 1999
- Requirements: Minimum age, 21. No experience required. Training
will be provided by both American and Mongolian archaeologists. However,
it is important that Participants are able to withstand challenging field
conditions, a moderate to moderately heavy workload, living in tents out
on the steppe, and a meat oriented diet. They should also have a good sense
of humor and be able to cope with a country where Murphy's Law reigns supreme.
It needs to be emphasized that this project is in a fairly remote part
of Mongolia and participants will be living on the steppe in fairly simple
and primitive conditions. There is a limited number of participant positions
open for the 1999 fieldwork season.
- Tax deductible donations as described below, cover expenses
at the site:
- 2 week session - $1500
- 4 week session - $3000
- 6 week session - $4000
- Participants will pay their own air fare and expenses in Ulaanbaatar,
and the 400 km train fare to the site and back. Some assistance in making
arrangements in Mongolia is available through the project organizers. Participants
must bring their own sleeping bag, tent, and all medications and personal
items that are required for the entire time period. Insurance is not included
but is recommended.
- An invitation from Mongolian officials is required to obtain a visa
and for participation on the expedition. Western world participants will
be under the auspices of CSEN and the organization will facilitate obtaining
visas for all participants. Because of the time needed to process invitations
in Ulan Bator and to obtain visas from the Mongolian Embassy in Washington
DC, deadline for acceptance is April 20, 1999.
For additional information contact:
posted March 31, 1999