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The Mongolian Altai Inventory Project: a Tale of Inquiry and Good Fortune

May 19, 2011 - 7:30pm
School of Education - Room 206, 485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford

Silk Road Lecture Series, Spring 2010-2011

Esther Jacobson-Tepfer Maude I. Kerns Professor Emeritus of Asian Art, University of Oregon

This talk will present the course of a project that took 18 years of field work from inception to completion. Within the Altai Mountains of northwest Mongolia, the subject of our inquiry was surface archaeology—rock art, altars, burial mounds, and standing stones—covering a period of more than 12,000 years. The world we discovered and were the first to extensively map and publish lay on the northern boundaries of the Silk Road, in a remote and mountainous region between Central and North Asia.


Free and Open to the public.

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Co-sponsored by the Silk Road Foundation and the Center for East Asian Studies
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