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Ancient Jew’s harps found in Altai Mountains as musical instruments reappear after 1,700 years

Pretty cool, mouth harps, or jews harps, hand made from native materials. Amazing the human connection to music… we aren’t the most acute hearing creatures in the animal kingdom, but we certainly make the most complicated and intricate noises, and we do it with tools, that we create specifically for the purpose. 35 more words

History, Archeology, Science

Critical Theory and the Anthropology of Heritage Landscapes

“Cutting-edge. Builds on innovative fieldwork across three continents to offer a sophisticated take on the political and cultural complexities of landscapes exploited by resource-extraction industries.”—Laurajane Smith, author of  256 more words

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mongolia: 5 vignettes

it’s been a year since my trip to mongolia, and i promised myself that i would write it down, and i wouldn’t forget my experiences. well, i procrastinated … for a year. 1,181 more words


News: World's Oldest Needle Found in Siberian Cave

Although this news isn’t current (the needle was discovered last summer), it will still be of interest to anyone who didn’t read about the discovery at the time. 167 more words

Central Asia

#FilmFriday: The Eagle Huntress (2016)

**Warning: Contains Spoilers**

Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, defies years of patriarchal tradition to pursue her dream in becoming an Eagle Hunter. The Eagle Huntress (2016) provides viewers with an intrinsic view of her courageous journey and the steps required in mastering the craft. 982 more words


The Eagle Huntress (2016)

D: Otto Bell / 87m

Narrated by Daisy Ridley

With: Nurgaiv Aisholpan, Rys Nurgaiv, Kuksyegyen Almagul, Boshai Dalaikhan, Bosaga Rys

In the Altai Mountains of Mongolia, there is a nomadic tribe who for centuries have used eagles in their hunt for food. 1,133 more words