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Author: Esther Jacobson-Tepfer,James E Meacham
ISBN: 1589482328
Subcategory: Earth Sciences
Pages 224 pages
Publisher Esri Press (December 15, 2009)
Language English
Category: Science
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by Esther Jacobson-Tepfer,James E Meacham


Esther Jacobson-Tepfer is currently Maude I Kerns professor emeritus of Art History at the University of Oregon.

Esther Jacobson-Tepfer is currently Maude I Kerns professor emeritus of Art History at the University of Oregon. In 2007, Jacobson-Tepfer, along with James E. Meacham, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Reference Materials Grant for the Mongolian Altai Inventory Project.

In 1994, authors Esther Jacobson-Tepfer and James E. Meacham began to survey the western-most part of the Mongolian Altai, and their findings - including tremendously beautiful color photographs, detailed maps, and vividly. Recently Viewed and Featured. Quilting and Color Made Easy.

by Esther Jacobson-Tepfer. On the whole, the Mongolian Altai petroglyphs have direct analogies with other monuments of rock art in the neighbouring region (Kalbak-Tash, Elangash, Chaganka, Turu-Alty and others), rock images of Tuva (Mugur-Sargol, Orta-Sargol) and even in the Middle-Asian petroglyphs (Saimaly-Tash, Tamgaly, et. Materials from mortuary sites are also used to assist in establishing a cultural chronology of imagery.

Esther Jacobson-Tepfer, James E. Meacham. from the flap: Until 1994, the Mongolian Altai was terra incognita to the outside world. In that year, the authors began to survey the western-most part of that region. Archaeology and Landscape in the Mongolian Altai examines the distribution of ancient surface archaeology within the mountainous landscape of northwestern Mongolia. In the process of exploration, survey, and documentation, the authors were struck by the way ancient monuments were embedded and oriented in the surrounding landscape.

Esther Jacobson-Tepfer. Located in the upper valley of Tsagaan Gol, in northwestern Mongolia's Altai Mountains, the sacred mountain Shiveet Khairkhan is surrounded by archaeological monuments extending in time from the Bronze Age (early third millennium BCE) through the Turkic Period (sixth to ninth centuries CE). The character of the high valley it centers and the extended physical context including rivers and glaciated mountains call to mind a sacred diagram involving a mountainous landscape, directionality, and color symbolism.

A Buckley, J Meacham, E Steiner.

Archaeology and landscape in the Mongolian Altai: an atlas. E Jacobson-Tepfer, James . .Mongolie du nord-ouest, haut Tsagaan Gol. E Jacobson-Tepfer, G Tepfer, VD Kubarev, D Tseevendorj, J Meacham. A Buckley, J Meacham, E Steiner. Proceedings of the 21 st International Cartographic Conference, Durban, IC. 2003. Mongolie Du Nord-Ouest, Tsagaan Salaa/Baga Oigor. E Jacobson-Tepfer, G Tepfer, VD Kubarev, D Tseevendorj.

by Esther Jacobson-Tepf, James E. 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. Out of Stock - more expected soon. 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. This atlas will appeal to both the specialist and the general reader interested in ecotourism, preservation, geography, and ancient human cultures. Meacham, Gary Tepfer ESRI Press . 2010, AAG Globe Book Award for Public Understanding of Geography. Meacham, Gary Tepfer ESRI Press, 2010. The Altai Mountains constitute one of the richest archaeological regions in Eurasia. Monumental standing stones, burial mounds, Turkic image stones, khirigsuur, and rock art are abundant throughout this remote region. With explanatory texts, compelling photography, and data-rich maps, this atlas presents the first major publication to explore the interrelationships between archaeology and landscape in the Altai Mountains of Mongolia. Association of American Geographers.

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Archaeology and Landscape in the Mongolian Altai examines the distribution of ancient surface archaeology within the mountainous landscape of northwestern Mongolia. For thousands of years, this region has been inhabited by hunters and pastoral nomads who erected great stone altars, burial mounds, standing stones and stone images in the valleys through which they moved; they left behind them huge concentrations of rock art in the high valleys-images that effectively recount their lives.
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This visually stunning book is also a remarkable scholarly accomplishment. Until its publication, none of the roughly 30,000 inhabitants of the Mongolian Altai knew more than a small part of the region and very few outsiders had even entered the area. No reliable maps existed. Now accurate maps and photographs document the thousands of archaeological sites for the whole world to see. The heart of this study is the relationship between the various ancient stone monuments and the landscape in which they were contructed.

Fifteen years of intensive work was aided by friendships nurtured with the local herders and by western technology.
The atlas shows the western 2 or 3% of the huge Mongolian nation in incredible detail. Here wide treeless valleys stretch down from the Altai mountains which mark the boundary between Mongolia on the east, Russian Siberia on the north and China's northern Xinjiang Autonomous Region on the southwest. These mountains attain their highest summit at Mount Khuitan, 4,374 meters (14,350 feet) above sea level. All of Mongolia has an area of about 1,564,000 square kilometers (604,000 square miles), almost twice as big as Texas but a population of less than 3,000,000. The Altai mountain basin is even more sparsely populated so that sweeping vistas seldom show any sign of contemporary humans. Most of the pictures and maps focus on a huge array of stone monuments and carvings left mainly over the last 4,000 years and generally undisturbed because they are still venerated by the very few people who ever see them. The recent sparse beginnings of tourism put their continued survival at risk.

Just over a century ago V. V. Sapozhinskov was the first outsiders to travel the Mongolian Altai. The three authors of this atlas are art historian/anthropologist Esther Jacobson-Tepfer and her husband photographer Gary Tepfer who have visited the region repeatedly, and James E. Meacham who used his cartographic skills to transfer their numerous observations into an outstanding atlas.

For the non-scholar and non-cartographer, the numerous photographs will be the treasure of this book. They show sweeping views of this unknown area which the ancient monuments were intended to celebrate and enhance. Snow capped mountains are often in the distance, but trees are far less common.
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Lot better than listening to radio and watching TV.
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Serious and pretty book. Gives a good overwiew of the subject. A pity the limited size of most of photographs.