Archaeology : General Discussion

Monuments in the Mongolian Altai can be divided into a variety of types, each with its own sub-types and probable function. These include khirigsuur, mounds, standing stones, dwellings and related lines, circles, and Turkic memorial structures (including enclosures, Turkic image stones, false image stones, and balbal). Altars may include some of the structures already mentioned as well as several of a distinctive variety. Tamga and inscriptions are here considered together with petroglyphs.