Archaeology

Exploring Our Past

One of the primary ways we study the formation of human landscapes through time is through landscape archaeology.  Members of the SAIE lab direct archaeological surveys, excavations, analysis and GIS studies in a variety of ecologies spanning from the deserts of North Africa and Central Asia to the steppes and high mountains of Inner Eurasia, tracing human societies and their geography over the past 6000 years.  Click on the menu tabs to explore our active archaeological research around the world.


Excavations  |   Surveys   |  Analyses  |  GIS

 

 

Featured Project:

Excavations@Kyzyl-tas

In the summer of 2007, a team of Washington University archaeologists discovered the burial ground of Kyzl-Tas in the foothill regions of eastern Kazakhstan.

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Featured Project:

Koksu river valley survey

The Dzhungar Mountains Archaeology Project (DMAP) began in 1999 to address the question of emerging pastoralism and social interaction in the Eastern Eurasian Steppe Zone in the Bronze and Iron Ages.

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