Rolle, Renate. The world of the Scythians

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Title: The world of the Scythians

Published By: London: B. T. Batsford, 1989. 141 p., plates: ill.

By line: by Renate Rolle ; translated by Gayna Walls from the German Die Welt der Skythen

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Scythian (MA51)

Subjects: Domesticated animals (231); Smiths and their crafts (326); Weapons (411); Animal transport (492); Visual arts (5311); Chief executive (643); Burial practices and funerals (764); Special burial practices and funerals (766);

Abstract: This is a historical reconstruction of Scythian life based partially on historical sources (e.g., the works of the fifth century B.C. Greek historian Herodotus), and partially on the analysis of the grave goods from numerous, primarily 'royal' tombs, in the areas occupied by the Scythians. From the analysis of the above sources of information, Rolle describes tomb construction and embalming techniques, the physical appearance and dress of the people, weapons and warfare, blood-brotherhood, female military organization, trade, animal husbandry (with emphasis on the horse), mortuary sacrifices, households and settlements, and political structure. A useful Scythian chronology dating from the eighth century B.C. to the third century A.D. appears on pp. 132-134 of the text.

Document Number: 2

Document ID: ma51-002

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Translation of: [Die Welt der Skythen]. Includes bibliographical references (p. 136-138) and index

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Archaeologist-4,5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 1999

Coverage Date: 2700 B.P.-2300 B.P. (700 B.C.-300 B.C.)

Coverage Place: Steppes north of the Black Sea, southern Russia

LCSH: Scythians

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