In 1998 was started department of archaeology-ethnology, as its first chairman there worked archaeologist, doctor D. Erdenebaatar (D. Ph), and T. Dusan- as a lecturer of ethnology’s major. Also, there worked the archaeologist, Honored Scientist, doctor of science, professor D. Bayar from 2007 to 2010s. And the professor D. Erdenebaatar (D. Ph) has been as the department’s chairman since 2010.
The department provides training of Archaeologists with awareness or skills of foreign languages such as Japanese, Korean and Chinese, as well as Archaeologists, restoration specialists of historical and cultural value. In addition, it holds research work for teaching professors and scholars, or out-door practical training at the industrial training camp settled for field’s explorations, and formed to be based on a part of memorable sites with Hunnu royal aristocracy grave mound which was discovered in a place known as Balgasan Tal or Gol Mod II in valleys of Khanui river, Undur –Ulaan soum, Arkhangai province.
The department of archaeology has been implementing joint projects of international and Mongolian National scientific foundation researches, while it is collaborating with the Sankt-Petersburg State University of Russia, the ancient technology’s laboratory of the Irkutsk Engineering University, the History department of Buryat State University , RF, Archaeology department of Pittsburg University, USA, the Archaeology department of Kanazawa University, Japan, “Northern Culture Institute” of Dankook University, Korea, and the Archaeology Institutes in cities as Jeyani and Loyan of Xenani province, PRC, as well as archaeological rescue-research work projects such as archaeological excavation research to rescue and protect reservoir around the hydro-electric station at the river Egiin, and other bigger archaeological rescue or protection projects at mining and road construction sites. The colleagues are implementing the project “The Deer Stone and Mound Culture” since it could pass muster in the Science Technological Foundation, too.
Teaching professors or lecturers of the department have successfully participated and delivered reports which were discussed during the international scientific research conferences held in countries including PRC, Japan, KR, USA, France, Germany and RRF. We have given much attention to raise young teachers’ specialty. As a result, 3 of young teachers are on their path to doctorate and 7 scholars are studying locally and internationally.
In the excavation result of Hunnu royal aristocracy tomb for more than 10 years, there were discovered history’s valuable findings registered as the cultural heritage value of Mongolia in 2010, so we have established our Archaeological Museum which was visited hundreds of people including school children, university students, ordinary public, foreign and local scientists, researchers, and governors, even the state leader as well.
A significant percentage of our graduates has taken postgraduate degrees training courses in foreign or their home countries and defended thesis successfully. Further, they are doing well in research institutions or establishments such as Historical & Archaeological Institution of Mongolian Academy of Science, National History Museum, Military History Museum, Cultural Heritage Protection Center, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, Local Museums and Cultural Heritage Protection Bureau.