THE AUTHOR WITH A BRONZE AGE DEER STONE IN THE ORKHON VALLEY, KHOTONT SOUM, ARKHANGAI AIMAG, MONGOLIA, 2009. – TAASA Review December 2012

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Due to the stone figures’ striking and enigmatic prominence in the landscape, early Russian Central Asian scholars were quick to study them and in the past 50-60 years a number of regional studies of the stone sculptures have yielded important results.

Despite documenting several hundred stone sculptures, scholars consistently note that there are still many more to be studied.

Whilst scholarship has since advanced, many still refer to Ya.A...