This collaborative project between Western Kentucky University and the National Museum of Mongolia aims to investigate human-environment relationships and understand the nature of the social, political, and economic organization of Bronze and Iron Age societies in the Khanuy Valley region of Mongolia through the use of landscape and settlement archaeology (see Project Overview below for more details).
Located in the grasslands of central Mongolia, the research area is dotted with archaeological sites that date from at least the Late Paleolithic and continues to be inhabited by nomadic pastoralists who have maintained much of their traditional lifeways.
This project accommodates participants wishing to receive academic credit through WKU and those just willing to gain archaeological field experience.
24 May - 16 June, 2019
15 January, 2019
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Accordingly, we encourage you to apply early.
Includes: Transport to and from field, training, meals in the field, tuition (3 credits), and international medical insurance.
Not included: International travel, visas.
Participants bring their own tent and sleeping bag.