For millennia, milk products have been a core part of the dietary economy of the Eurasian steppes. After the end of state socialism, millions of people in the countryside again rely on their livestock for survival.
All over the region, milk is overwhelmingly produced by family farms, with microbes playing a central role in creating storable long-lasting products.
This conference will bring together a diverse group of researchers and practitioners working on past and contemporary dairying in Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan to discuss the archaeology, history and contemporary trends
of dairying on the Eurasian steppes.