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FIELDWORK OPPORTUNITIES 2006

 

The Baga Gazaryn Chuluu Survey Project

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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.

We emphasized that this project is in a fairly remote part of Mongolia and participants will be living in very simple conditions

WHAT TO BRING

It may be very hot and sunny in the daytime. Survey and excavations are in the open , so we recommend hats and shirts with long sleeves for working. It is rather dusty (or after rain – muddy). We recommend closed shoes or boots for walking and sandals for relaxing. Nights can be quite cool so bring a sweater, sweatshirts and a jacket. The camp, has no electricity so you will need a flashlight. You must bring a tent, your sleeping ba,g and an air mattress (f you desired).

 

THE LIST

  • Hats
  • Long sleeved shirts, long pants
  • Shorts and sleeveless shirts
  • Sweat shirts, or sweaters, jacket
  • Swimsuit
  • Closed shoes Sandals
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Air mattress (if desired)
  • Towels
  • All personal items (donít forget T. paper)
  • All medications, pain relievers, antibiotic ointment, Band-Aids
  • Soap, laundry soap

HEALTH INFORMATION

For information on vaccinations and other health precautions, travelers may call the toll-free numbers of the international travelers hotline of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1-877-FYI-TRIP (1-877-394-8747), may use the CDC autofax service at 1-888-CDC-FAXX, (1-888-232-3299), or may access the CDC home page on the Internet: http://www.cdc.gov.

 

REGISTRATION IN MONGOLIA

Visitors planning to stay in Mongolia for more than 30 days are required to register with the police at the Citizens’ Information and Registration Center. The Project Organizers will assist in registering any participant.

 

 

 

 

SESSIONS

  • First 3 week session: June 20 - July 11, 2006

  • Second 3 week session: July 15 - Aug 5, 2006

VISAS

  • Western world participants will be under the auspices of CSEN
  • The organization will facilitate obtaining visas for all participants
  • Because of the time needed to process invitations for non-US citizens in Ulaanbaatar and to obtain visas from the Mongolian Embassy, deadline for application, deposit, and final contribution must be strictly adhered to. Please check with the Mongolian Embassy to determine your status.

TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION

  • $1250 per session for students [evidence of enrollment required]
  • $1450 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.

APPLICATION AND CONTRIBUTION DEPOSIT DEADLINES

  • First Session: $300 due with application no later than April 1, 2006

  • Second Session: $300 due with application no later than May 15, 2006

    Please note that a limited number of volunteers can bee accepted due to logistic constraints. Applications will be considered in the order received. Therefore, it is essential to apply as early in the year as possible.

FINAL CONTRIBUTION DEADLINE

  • First Session Due May 1, 2006

    • $1050 for students

    • $1250 for non-students

  • Second Session Due by June 1, 2006

    • $1050 for students

    • $1250 for non-students


    Note: The essential official visa for the excavation requires approximately FIVE weeks to obtain. A visa will not be granted until the entire contribution is paid. For this reason, it is important that final payment be made in a timely manner.

    If you plan on staying in Mongolia longer than your excavastion session, you must include this information on your application so that the extra time can be included in your Visa.

NOT INCLUDED IN CONTRIBUTION

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

Participant Application

Mongolian Visa Form