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Rock Art

Rock Art Members

Richard Kortum, D.Phil. Project Director and Principal Investigator. Rock art specialist, philosopher, artist and cultural historian. Department of Philosophy & Humanities, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

William Fitzhugh, Ph.D. Co-Principal Investigator. Archaeologist. Director, Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Jumperel Saruulbuyan, Ph.D. Project Sponsor. Ethnographer and artist. Director, National Museum of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

 2004 team 2005 TeamTeam 2007
2004 team at Boorogt                        2005 team at Biluut                    2007 team on Biluut 2

Collaborators:

Yadmaa Tserendagva, Ph.D. Rock art and lithics specialist, archaeologist. Scientific Secretary, Institute of Archaeology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (2005-2013)

Jamsranjav Bayarsaikhan, MA. Archaeologist. Director of Research, Mongolian National Museum, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (2008-2013)

Dan Cole, MA. Geographer and cartographer, GIS specialist. GIS Coordinator, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (2010-2013)

Ke Chen, Ph.D. GIS specialist. Department of Geosciences, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN (2009-2013)

Jean-Luc Houle, Ph.D. Settlement archaeologist. Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY (2012-2013)

Edelkhan, Ph.D. Rock art field assistant and guide. Olgii, Mongolia (2004)

Egiimaa, MA. Archaeologist. National Museum of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (2012)

Tugsoo, MA. Archaeologist. National Museum of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (2011, 2012)

Dalhaa Shinesaran, MA. Archaeologist. National Museum of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (2011)

Mike Zavada, Ph.D. Paleobotanist and paleoecologist. Dean, College of Arts & Sciences and Department of Biology, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ (2010-2013)

Mick Whitelaw, Ph.D. Geologist/geomorphologist. Department of Geosciences, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN (2007)

Jerry Nave, Ed.D. Land surveyor/Geomatics. College of Engineering, North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, NC (2007)

Batsaikhan Zagd, Ph.D. Anthropologist. Department of History, Mongolia National University, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (2004)

David Edwards. Project photographer. David Edwards Photography, Flagstaff, AZ (2007-2012)

Theresa Markiw. Artist and illustrator. Erwin, TN (2011)

Consultants:

Esther Jacobson-Tepfer, Ph.D. Art historian and rock art specialist. Department of Art History (Emerita), University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Ts. Turbat, Ph.D. Archaeologist. Department of History, National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Others:

Jagaa Baatar. Driver-guide and rock art field assistant, Olgii, Mongolia

Canat Cheryiaasda. Logistics and expedition outfitter. Owner-operator, Sher Blue Wolf Expeditions, Olgii, Mongolia

Josh Gambrell. Field Assistant and translator. Peace Corps Volunteer, Buyant, Bayan Olgii aimag, Mongolia (2004)

Nikki Spagnolo. Field Assistant and translator. Peace Corps Volunteer, Buyant, Bayan Olgii aimag, Mongolia (2005)

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