Mongolian Archaeology: New Discoveries, New Concerns

Conference/Symposium: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | April 3 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Smithsonian Institution, Archaeological Research Facility

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The ancient cultural interactions of Northeast Asia have left a now-imperiled record in stone across the steppes and forests of Mongolia. The historical implications of the archaeological record, and the race not only to study but to preserve this record in the face of growing threats from development, tourist access, and an insatiable art market, are the focus of this symposium, organized jointly with the Smithsonian Institution.

Participants include:

Jeffrey ALTSCHUL, Statistical Research, Inc.
John Vincent BELLEZZA, University of Virginia
Richard CIOLEK-TORELLO, Statistical Research, Inc.
Julia Kate CLARK, Northern Mongolia Archaeology Project
D. ERDENEBAATAR, Ulaanbaatar City College
William FITZHUGH, Smithsonian Institution
William HONEYCHURCH, Yale University
Esther JACOBSON-TEPFER, University of Oregon
Richard Dennis KORTUM, East Tennessee State University
Daniel ROGERS, Smithsonian Institution
Joan SCHNEIDER, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
William TAYLOR, Max Planck Institute
Joshua WRIGHT, University of Aberdeen, 510-642-2809