TSAGAAN SALAA/BAGA OIGOR :
of perhaps 10,000 years. The Project has completed the documentation
of this site and has issued its complete report.
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
E. Jacobson, V. D. Kubarev, D. Tseveendorj, "Mongolie Du
Nord-oest: Tsagaan Salaa/Baga." Rertoire des Petroglyphes
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
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,