Archaeological Field Work’s Report 2016
Zarlasht Haidary | Anthropology –Archaeology
American University of Central Asia
From August 9th August to 21,2016
Table of Contents
2- Site Description
3- Equipment and tools for the excavation
5- Methodology of Excavation
This document is an archaeological field works’ report conducted at and around the Bronze site of Aigyrzhal -2, Nary Valley, Kyrgyzstan, in August 2016. An initial excavation of the archaeological of this site was undertaken for the first time by Aida Abdykanova and a team of students from the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek which began in 2012 and continued through the summer of 2013. Excavation of the burials dating from the Bronze Age and later periods were conducted in parallel by a different team of archeologists from the Kyrgyz National University .In August 9th 2016 , a group of nine student from archeology course at American university of Central Asia ,one student from Manas National Kyrgyz University, one student from Japan with two Archaeologists professors ,and two anthropologist professors from Russia were gathered to practice the excavation method on Aigyrzhal-2 region in Nary. The main purpose of this Archaeological field work was not only about excavating and digging the stone tools , but also to teach students essential practical field skills, to an advanced level and ensure they are well versed in the history, theory and legislation that undertaken the archaeological investigation .More over ,during this field work the students use from different method for excavating the site such as Gridding method ,Mapping and recording , stratigraphy, using of GPS, and so on .
“The Aigyrzhal-2 site is situated on the southern bank of the Nary River on a small oval-shaped hill in the middle of the canyon .The hill has a long sequence of archaeological occupation horizon beginning with the Mesolithic (settlement )and Bronze Age (pits and burials )and extending through the burials site of Turkic period .
The Aigyrzhal-2 site is located at an altitude of 2005 m in a windy canyon stitching east-west two kilometer west of the city of Nary in center Kyrgyzstan .It is located about 150 meter from the fast flowing Nary River ,which originated in the Tian Shan Mountains and joins the Sir Darya to the west” .
3-Equipment’s and tools for the field work:
During our field work we were using from different equipment for the different purposes for instant for digging we used trowel, hand shovel, brush and bucket for throwing the soil as we as we used these tools for the finding the artifacts .The main tools that we were used during our field work; were Total Station, lengthy scale and measuring tape. A total station is an optical instrument used in modern surveying and building construction. This electronic tool integrated with an electronic...