The World of the Living and the World of the Dead - A Bronze Age Monumental Landscape in Central Mongolia
Author(s): Ursula Brosseder
This is an abstract from the "From Campsite to Capital – Mobility Patterns and Urbanism in Inner Asia" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
The Bronze Age landscape in Mongolia is characterized by valleys with regularly arranged groups of monuments which are believed to represent the focus of a community. Depending on the ecology of the area the distance between such site clusters varies. This even distribution is punctuated by large concentrations of monuments at distinct places. Over the past years we have been conducting an in-depth-investigation of such a special locale, the cemetery of Maikhan Tolgoi located in the Upper Orkhon Valley of Central Mongolia. Additional surveys informs us about the spatial patterning of sites in the Upper Orkhon Valley as well as the locations of campsites. With our bioarchaeological approach we furthermore explore the social units who built this cemetery and discuss whether and in how far they are similar or distinct from the normal groups of monuments.
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The World of the Living and the World of the Dead - A Bronze Age Monumental Landscape in Central Mongolia. Ursula Brosseder. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452149)
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