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FIELDWORK OPPORTUNITIES 2007

The Baga Gazaryn Chuluu Survey

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CLASS CREDIT FROM FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE

 

Possibilities for Class Credit based upon the following instruction/duties/research.

    • Students will receive instruction in the following sets of skills and will practice them in the field:

      • Students will receive instruction in the following sets of skills and will practice them in the field:

      • mortuary excavation and recording

      • soil sampling and chemical testing

      • DNA sampling

      • simple faunal analysis for genus-species and age

      • basic bio-anthro description and identification of human skeletal samples * reconnaissance survey methods

      • field analysis of artifacts and data entry

    • Topics of seminars will include:

      • An overview of Mongolian history, archaeology, and periodization

        Issues in Northeast Asian archaeology that pertain to the research project and/or are of interest to research staff including models for the rise of regional steppe confederations, comparative approaches to interregional interaction, and the transition to pastoral economies