Mongolian Archaeological Project: Surveying the Steppes

To create a database of endangered archaeological heritage in Mongolia using satellite imagery and on the ground survey.

The Mongolian Archaeological Project: Surveying the Steppes (MAPSS) will produce a comprehensive database of archaeological site locations, descriptions, and digital images for the country of Mongolia, with a focus on the most endangered heritage sites. This database will span the Palaeolithic to the recent past, and include occupation sites, burial complexes, rock-art sites, temples, and deer stones. All results will be documented using the Arches database platform. Project data will be made publicly available on an open-access basis to support future conservation, heritage awareness, and research efforts.

Project Details

Location: Mongolia, Eastern Asia, Asia Organiser(s): Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: $2,662,000.00 USD Commencement Date: 12/2016 Project Status: Active
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