Archaeology and Landscape in the Mongolian Altai: An Atlas
Winner of the 2010 AAG Globe Book Award for Public Understanding of Geography by the Association of American GeographersArchaeology and Landscape in the Mongolian Altai is an atlas that examines the distribution of ancient surface archaeological discoveries within the mountainous region of northwestern Mongolia. For thousands of years, this region was inhabited by hunters and pastoral nomads who erected great stone altars, burial mounds, and standing stones in the valleys through which they moved. They left behind huge concentrations of rock art in the high valleys—figures that effectively recount their lives.
With vivid maps and photographs this book presents the cultural heritage of this rugged environment, focusing on the interconnection of the surface structures and the landscape. This atlas will appeal to both the specialist and the general reader interested in ecotourism, preservation, geography, and ancient human cultures.
Esther Jacobson-Tepfer is currently the Maude I. Kerns professor emeritus of art history at the University of Oregon. She received her master's degree in Central Asian art history and her doctorate in Chinese art history from the University of Chicago. She is a member of the Society for American Archaeology and the Mongolia Society.
James E. Meacham is a senior research associate and director of the InfoGraphics lab in the geography department of the University of Oregon, from which he graduated with a master's degree in geography. He is a member of the Association of American Geographers, the Cartography and Geographic Information Society, and the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
ISBN: 9781589482326 2009 225 pages $79.95
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