Western Mongolia Archaeology Project
We are now accepting applications for the 2017 field season
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 Zuunkhangai region (Uvs province) of Mongolia through the use of landscape and settlement archaeology (see Project Overview below for more details).
Located in the grasslands of northwestern 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.