University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Robert McCracken Peck

Nomads of the High Plateau

Photographs of Mongolia

By: Robert McCracken Peck

For at least 10,000 years the people of Mongolia have dealt with minimal rainfall, sparse vegetation, and some of the most difficult climatic conditions in Central Asia by assuming a semi-nomadic existence. Although some collective airiculture was instituted by the country’s communist government in the 1950s, pastoral nomadism is still a way of life for […]