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SEMINAR: Archaeology Seminar

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Today's date is Saturday, August 18, 2018
Archaeology Seminar : A Suite of Sweeping Changes in Late Prehistory: an Interdisciplinary-Archaeological Approach to Pastoral Adaptations in Northern Mongolia's Darkhad Depression Other events...
Ongoing research in the Darkhad Depression of Huvsgul Province has helped to illuminate the changing settlement patterns, economic strategies, and socio-political developments that took place as the hunter-gatherers of the region began to incorporate pastoralism into their traditional lifeways. While herding is central to Mongolian national identity, culture, history and economy, very little is known about the origins of pastoralism in the region. Utilizing an international, interdisciplinary team, we have approached the research of this transitional period by using both traditional archaeological methods such as survey, ethnoarchaeology and excavation and more cutting edge approaches like NDVI-Drone mapping, paleoethnobotany, paleoclimatology, remote sensing and more. The region appears to continue to practice a flexible, fluid multi-resource economy where both hunting and herding are utilized through time to the present day, making it an ideal location to research hunter-herder interaction. Comparisons with similar survey projects from other regions of Mongolia in different ecological zones have highlighted regional similarities and differences in monument construction, settlement patterns, and risk-reduction strategies. The addition of this project and other recent research programs like it that focus on settlements, domestic spaces and the “landscape approach” have added important new discoveries to the traditional research approaches that have primarily been concerned with the ritual and ceremonial sites of Mongolia.
Speaker(s) Julia Clark
Location Physics Building, Lecture Room 215
Contact Ana Paula Motta <anapaula.motta@research.uwa.edu.au>
Start Thu, 03 May 2018 16:00
End Thu, 03 May 2018 17:00
Submitted by Karen Eichorn <karen.eichorn@uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:38
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