Archaeology and Landscape in the Mongolian Altai: An AtlasHardback
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- Publisher: Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc.,U.S.
- Format: Hardback | 225 pages
- Dimensions: 282mm x 282mm x 25mm | 1,706g
- Publication date: 15 December 2009
- Publication City/Country: Redlands
- ISBN 10: 1589482328
- ISBN 13: 9781589482326
- Sales rank: 834,378
"Archaeology 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. 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.
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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. 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.