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), established in 1989, and its subdidaries are non-profit educational organizations.



Table of Contents


DNA Results from Pokrovka Warrior Women compared with Meirmgul



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



During summer 2016, the Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads is offering three educational field programs in Mongolia. These include an archaeological field school with academic instruction and lectures; a special cultural program that encompases Mongolian art and history, with an admixture of photography and outdoor activities; and, lastly, an adventuresome exploration into the Mongolian way of life.


Central Mongolian Nomads Project 2016

June 21- July 7, 2016


Visual Cultures of Mongolia

August 8 - 20, 2016


Nomadic Life in Mongolia

July 17 - 29, 2016

(Information forthcoming)




CSEN Awards for Excellence


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


Available at Zinat Press

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

Tiime Warner Books


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




Grants & Scholarships

Mongolia Fellowship Programs

Support for undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral scholars, faculty, library professionals. Awards from $3000 to $27,00.

AIA Felowship, Grants, and Scholarships

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


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:


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FAX: +805 653-2607


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