Collection Description

Tradition Name

Scythian-Sarmatian

Tradition Description

The Scythian-Sarmatian tradition dates from 4000 to 1700 BP (2000 BC - AD 300) in the steppes north of the Black Sea from the Don River to east of the Urals, and points further east. The Scythian-Sarmations were nomadic pastoralists who bred cattle, sheep, goats and horses. Warfare was an important focus of their life. Society was divided into three hereditary classes. The presence of some large burial mounds, or kurgans, with gold jewelry and bronze tools suggest that the nobility had access to great wealth and controlled labor. Trade existed with nearby Greek colonies in the Black Sea region and East Asia.

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Region

Asia --Central Asia

Countries

General Asia

Russia

OWC Code

MA51

Number of Documents

6

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Number of Pages

992

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