Urbanity on the Mongolian Plateau in the Premodern Period

The first approach continues the comparison between two cities of the Mongolian Empire and their respective environs in present-day Mongolia and now focuses on the elites in the urban context. Targeted archaeological excavations within the city of Karakorum and in the northern bordering burial area serve to verify a postulated social topography also using bioarchaeological methods. The second approach takes a diachronic perspective in which the transformation of burial customs from the Bronze Age to the Turko-Mongolian era is to be analyzed. A third approach leads to a transcultural comparison on a large scale.

Project Manager

Avatar Bemmann

Prof. Dr. Jan Bemmann

Pre- and Early Historical Archaeology

Brühler Str. 7

53119 Bonn


Study Region

ca. 22th Century B.C. - 14th Century A.C.

Study Period

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