FIELDWORK OPPORTUNITIES 2007

The Baga Gazaryn Chuluu Survey

Middle Gobi, Mongolia

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COST PER SESSION

  • Tax deductible donation of $1250 per session for students [evidence of enrollment required]

  • $1400 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

  • Russell Nelson, Ph.D., Department of Anthropology, University of Wyoming

  • Chuang Amartuvshin, Ph.D., Institute of Archaeology Academy of Sciences, Ulaanbataar, Mongolia

  • William Honeychurch, Ph.D., National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

  • 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 Deadline

  • Western world participants will be under the auspices of CSEN and the organization will facilitate obtaining any invitations or permits needed by participants.

  • 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

  • Bioarchaeological excavations at the Baga Gazaryn Chuluu site.

CHRONOLOGICAL RANGE OF SITES

  • Terminal Bronze Age and Early Iron Age (ca. 1200-300 BC) and the Xiongnu period (ca. 300 BC Ð AD 200).

PROJECT DATES:Two Sessions

  • June 15 to July 6, 2007

  • July 17 to Aug 7, 2007

  • 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 2007 field season.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

  • May 15, 2007 for first session

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum age 19

  • 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.

  • 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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