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FIELDWORK OPPORTUNITIES 2004

The Dorno-Altai Excavation

Southern Mongolia

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SUBMIT PARTICIPANT APPLICATION TO:

Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads

Dorno-Altai Excavation

2158 Palomar Ave.

Ventura, CA 93001 USA

 

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LOCATION: Mongolia

  • In southern Mongolia, at approximately 42'30"N and 108E. This is very near the Chinese border, and adjacent to the borders of the Dornod-Gobi and Umen-Gobi Mongolian aimags (states). See map.

PROJECT

  • Excavation or rescue of 18-20 mummies of unknown date and age. This will be a reconnaissance expedition in conjunction with the joint Mongolian-US expedition in the Baga Gazrynn Chuulu region.

CHRONOLOGICAL RANGE OF SITES

  • Currently unknown

PROJECT DATES for VOLUNTEERS

  • August 2 to August 16, 2004

APPLICATION DEADLINES

  • April 1, 2004, initial application and deposit of $300.
  • May 1, 2004, final contribution.
  • Because of the time needed to process documents in Ulaanbaatar and to obtain visas from the Mongolian Embassy in Washington DC,or other Mongolian Consulates, the deadline for applications must be strictly adhered to. Please refer to the Participant Application for CSEN

COST PER SESSION

  • Tax deductible donation of $1400.
  • Includes 1-2 nights lodging in Ulaanbaatar at beginning and end of session
  • Meals in the field
  • Ttransport to and from site using local buses.
  • Travel to Mongolia and insurance not included.
  • Participants must bring their own camp gear and supplies.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE CONTRIBUTION

  • Airfare
  • Any expenses in Ulaanbaatar beyond noted lodging
  • Personal insurance is not included but is recommended

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum age, 20
  • No experience required.
  • Training will be provided by both American and Mongolian archaeologists.
  • It is important that Participants are able to withstand challenging field conditions, a moderate workload (especially hiking), living in tents under semi-desert conditions, and a meat oriented diet.
  • Participants 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 in very simple conditions.

SENIOR STAFF

  • Russell Nelson, Department of Anthropology, University of Wyoming
  • Dr Naran Bazarsad, biological anthropology chair for the archaeologists in the Mongolian Academy of Science
  • Western world participants will be under the auspices of CSEN and the organization will facilitate obtaining any invitations or permits needed by participant
  • Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads (CSEN)
    2158 Palomar Ave.
    Ventura, CA 93001
  • For additional information contact the CSEN Project Director at

Email: jkimball@csen.org

Tele & FAX 805 653-2607