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TSAGAAN SALAA/BAGA OIGOR :
Tsagaan Salaa/Baga Oigor extends for approximately 20 km. along the shores of two rivers, the Baga Oigor and its small tributary, the Tsagaan Salaa, and several hundred meters up adjoining slopes. The complex includes approximately 100,000 images pecked out of boulders and exposed bedrock. It is one of the oldest and largest open-air rock art sites in North Asia. The imagery preserved there records the changing aspect of life in the Altay region over a period
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of perhaps 10,000 years. The Project has completed the documentation of this site and has issued its complete report.

Bibliography:
E. Jacobson, V. D. Kubarev, D. Tseveendorj, "Mongolie Du Nord-oest: Tsagaan Salaa/Baga." Rertoire des Petroglyphes d'Asie Centrale,

 

Fascicule No. 6, edited by Jakov A. Sher et Henri-Paul Francfort. Paris: De Boccard, 2001. 2 volumes.

UPPER TSAGAAN GOL :
The complex of the Upper Tsagaan Gol is smaller and more compact than that of Tsagaan Salaa/Baga Oigor, and its imagery is not as old. On the other hand, the quality of its imagery dating from the Bronze and early Iron Ages (2nd-lst millennia B.C.E.) and from the Turkic period (c. 7th - 9th c. C.E.) is unsurpassed. The complex also includes many ancient altars, stone images, and standing stones, as well as a number of cemeteries from the Early Nomadic and Turkic periods. The Project is now completing its documentation of this site.

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Bibliography:
Jacobson, Kubarev, Tseveendorj, "Newly Recorded Petroglyphic Complexes in the Altay Mountains of Baya Ölgiy Aimag, Mongolia." International Newsletter on Rock Art , No. 17 (1997): 1 - 6. Jacobson, Kubarev, Tseveendorj,

 
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