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Mongol-American Khovd Archaeology Project

November 15, 2007

Xiongnu Cemeteries of the Altai Mountains – A fantastic opportunity to volunteer

(June 19 – July 31, 2008)Mongolian Ger

For the summer of 2008, the Silkroad Foundation, in conjunction with the National Museum of Mongolian History and the University of Pennsylvania, will be sponsoring excavations and surveys in the Altai Mountain region of Khovd aimag, Mongolia.

This program provides an exciting opportunity for participants with a wide range of interests. Participants need no special training, but should be prepared for physical activity and wilderness camping (no electricity and living on the steppes in Mongolian tents) for extended periods of time.

Participants will be given training on archaeological survey and excavation, including proper methods of unearthing, documenting and mapping the materials. If you have excavation experience, we welcome your assistance, and if you have not, we look forward to the learning process!

The most important things you need for this project are: 1) patience and a good sense of humor; 2) the ability to adapt to radically different cultures and climates and environments (without electricity and all the trappings that go with it); and 3) a sense of advBurialenture, for we will be traveling to and seeing some fantastic places! Standing Stones








The online application should be submitted to the Silkroad Foundation by 1/1/2008

Cost:  $1500. This donation does not include airfare, visas nor incidentals in Ulaan Bataar and Khovd.

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