Following the opening ceremony at the National University of Mongolia, the fieldweek was held at a tourist camp on the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.
The forest on Gunt Uul (Uul = Mountain) is designated a green or recreational forest.
This gorgeous site should be on every explorer’s Mongolian bucket list!
American paleontologist and then-head of the American Museum of Natural History (NYC), Roy Chapman Andrews, discovered the first nest of dinosaur eggs here and alerted the world on his return home.
Crossdating allows the identification of the exact year in which each ring was formed by matching ring-width variations among trees growing in the same area.
Classroom lectures were held on: The first group, Team Magic Ring led by Dr.
It is ~100 km long (north-south), 20-40 km wide and covered by sediments which locally exceed 500 m thickness (Zorin et al., 1989).
Darhad basin is characterized by alternating episodes of expansion and desiccation that are closely related with the Pleistocene damming events.
Some sites, though, have the ability to present a rare snapshot of the intangible nature of a country’s presence—be it cultural traditions that take place there, the natural and human formations of its diverse terrain, or the endangered wildlife and varied species residing in its locality.Glimpses of the country’s ancient and recent history can be viewed through day trips to the remnant monasteries, Soviet-style apartments and public buildings, modern glassy skyscrapers and the ger districts along with sites like the National Museum, Natural History Museum, Government House, and Zaisan Hill to name just few.A place like Narantuul Market, a covered market with stalls selling traditional Mongolian lifestyle needs, is one that no other city can offer.Previous studies of the Darhad Basin suggest that the last paleolake was dammed by a large glacier or the sediments (Selivanov, 1967, 1968; Krivonogov et al., 2005; Gillespie et al., 2008).Especially, recent expansion of the paleolake might be caused by the two glacial maxima during MIS 4 and 2.However, glacier-dammed lakes might be short-lived, dried up and permafrost occurred in the drained basin during the Holocene period.