Glossary

The Project : Overview

The information presented on this website is the result of eighteen field seasons in the Altai Mountains of Russia and Mongolia. The extensive materials we have been able to gather and document represent the first broad inventory of surface archaeology in northwestern Mongolia.

This website draws on three major resources: analysis of the region’s cultural monuments, accessed through the Archaeology section; an Image Gallery, consisting of digitized photographs of monuments and landscape; and a set of maps which include 1) a series of static image maps, and 2) a searchable Interactive Map. All maps are derived from the Project’s extensive Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database. The static maps consist of Basin Maps, located in the Altai Region Basin pages, and View Shed Maps, accessed in the Cultural Landscape section. The Interactive Map is designed to allow users to display map layers dynamically, pan and zoom the Altai region, and view specific monument types. Many of the map features have a direct link to the photographic archive, also accessed through the Image Gallery.

For more information about the Mongolian Altai Inventory, please send your inquiries to the Project Directors:

Esther Jacobson-Tepfer, Maude Kerns Professor Emeritus, Department of Art History, University of Oregon
ejacobs@uoregon.edu

James E. Meacham, Director, InfoGraphics Lab, Department of Geography, University of Oregon
jmeacham@uoregon.edu

Funding and support for this website have been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the University of Oregon.

Mongolian Altai Inventory Staff


Project Directors

Esther Jacobson-Tepfer, Maude I. Kerns Professor Emeritus, Department of Art History, University of Oregon

James E. Meacham, Director, InfoGraphics Lab, Department of Geography, University of Oregon


Photographer

Gary Tepfer


Department of Geography, University of Oregon

Ken Kato, Assistant Director, InfoGraphics Lab

Erik Steiner, Designer and Developer, InfoGraphics Lab

Jacob Bartruff, Programmer Analyst, InfoGraphics Lab

Alethea Steingesser, Cartographer, InfoGraphics Lab

Lee Pera, Graduate Research Fellow, InfoGraphics Lab

Emma Pachuta, Graduate Research Fellow, InfoGraphics Lab

Nicolas E. Kohler, GIS/Remote Sensing Specialist



University of Oregon Libraries

Jon Jablonski, David and Nancy Petrone MAP/GIS Librarian

Karen Estlund, Digital Collections Coordinator

Kirstin Hierholzer, Assistant Director, Center for Media and Educational Technologies: Interactive Media

Shayne Huddleston, Website Technical Lead, CMET: Interactive Media

Azle Malinao-Alvarez, Website Design Lead, CMET: Interactive Media

Julia Simic, Visual Resources Librarian

River Aaland, Research Assistant



Consultants to the Mongolian Altai Inventory Project

Altangerel Enkhbat, Director General for Sustainable Development and Strategic Planning, Ministry of Nature and the Environment, Mongolia

Sanyrau Ayatkhan Atai, Bayan Ölgiy Formerly Regional Director, UNDP/GEF Mongolian Altai Inventory on Altai-Sayan Biodiversity; presently Director, Altai Tavan Bogd National Park.

Orna Uranchimeg-Tsultem

Sayrau Ayatkan Dagys

Uakh Khalamzhavyn Bayandy

Uakh Aksoltany Gulmerei

Zhukei Baatarzhav Akhsynkhar Akhtoty