The Ancient Tombs Site of Shiveet Khairkhan, Mongolian Altai II

This publication features the findings of joint investigations into the Shiveet Khairkhan ruins in Altai City (northeastern Mongolia), conducted over three years from 2016 by NRICH and the Institute of Archaeology under the Mongolian Academy of Sciences.

The investigations surveyed seven Pazyrik tombs and seven Xianbei-period tombs, and discovered the history of the lives led by ancient nomads. Included are DNA analyses of excavated human skeletal remains, reconstructions of diet, zooarchaeological and phylogenetic analyses of animal remains, natural scientific dating of excavated organic matter, and conservation treatments of clothing.