FIELDWORK OPPORTUNITIES 2006

The Baga Gazaryn Chuluu Survey

Middle Gobi, Mongolia

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COST PER SESSION

  • Tax deductible donation of $1350 per session for students [evidence of enrollment required]

  • $1550 for non-students.

  • Includes 1-2 nights lodging in Ulaanbaatar at beginning and end of session, meals in the field, and transport to and from site using local buses. Travel to Mongolia and insurance not included. Participants must bring their own camp gear and supplies.

SENIOR STAFF

  • William Honeychurch, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
  • Chunag Amartuvshin, Mongolian Institute of Archaeology
  • Joshua Wright, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University
  • Russell Nelson, Department of Anthropology, University of Wyoming
  • Bruce Harrison, Department of Geoscience, New Mexico Tech
  • Western world participants will be under the auspices of CSEN and the organization will facilitate obtaining any invitations or permits needed by participants.
  • Because of the time needed to process documents in Ulaanbaatar and to obtain visas from the Mongolian Embassy in Washington DC, deadline for applications must be strictly adhered to. Please refer to Application and Contribution Deadlines .
  • 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

LOCATION: Mongolia

  • South central Mongolia, Middle Gobi province, approximately 50 km north of the city of Mandalgov’ ( N 46°01’ E 106°12’). See map.

PROJECT

  • Pedestrian survey and small-scale excavation at the site of Baga Gazaryn Chuluu.

CHRONOLOGICAL RANGE OF SITES

  • Upper Paleolithic to the 19th and 20th century AD with emphasis on the Bronze Age and the Bronze and Early Iron Age (mid 2nd to mid 1st millennium BC).

PROJECT DATES:Two Sessions

  • June 20 to July 11, 2006

  • July 15 to Aug 5, 2006

  • These sessions are recommended as we expect the full research staff to be in the field during these dates. Session schedules and duration may be negotiable in order to accommodate the needs of volunteers.

  • There is a limited number of participant positions open for the 2006 field season.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

  • First Session: May 1, 2006
  • Second Session: June 1, 2006

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.
  • 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 in very simple conditions.

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SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO:

Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads

Baga Gazaryn Chuluu Survey

2158 Palomar Ave.

Ventura, CA 93001 USA

 

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