The Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads (CSEN) was established to promote research on nomadic cultures who lived in, or are currently living, in Eurasia. CSEN and Zinat Press, are subsidiaries of the American-Eurasian Research Institute, Inc. (AERI), a non-profit educational organization .

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DNA Results from Pokrovka Warrior Women compared with Meirmgul

Mongolia Fieldwork Summer 2014

The Baruum Mukhdagiin Am (BMA) Archaeological Project is located in central Mongolia. It is an international collaborative research program of survey and excavation focusing on the Xiongnu period (300 BCE-200 CE). It



Magellan awarded the CSEN Website their Three Star Award for excellence in June 1996.



New Illustrated Article

The Kangjiashimenji Petroglyphs in the Tien Shan Mountains: A Fertility Ritual Tableau




Kurgans, Ritual Sites, and Settlements: Eurasian Bronze nd Iron Age.

Oxford: (BAR International Series 890)

Zinat Publications

Nomads of the Altai Mountains: The Mongols. Ancient Traditions in a Modern World

Nomads of the Eruasian Steppes in the Early Iron Age

Kurgans on the Left Bank of the Ilek: Excavations at Pokrovka 1990-1992

The Silk Road and the Cities of the Golden Horde

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Mongolia Fellowship Programs

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Fellowships for travel and study for scholars and a number of scholarships and grants for students, publications, and AIA Societies.

Social Science Research Council Eurasian Program: Fellowship Competiton. For additional info see:

American Councils for International Education Title VII Grants for Research and Advanced LanguageTraining programs in Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Southeast Europe, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine. For additional info see: editors selected the CSEN site as one of the best on the Internet when reviewed for quality, accuracy of content, presentation and usability in January 2000.

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Village Life to Nomadism: An Indo-Iranian Model in the Tien Shan Mountain (Xingjiang, China)

Available at Zinat Press

Women Warriors: An Archaeologist's Search for History's Hidden Heroines

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