Collection Description

Tradition Name

Early Nomad

Tradition Description

The Early Nomad or Karasuk tradition is found on the steppes and grasslands of Central and Eastern Asia in the period 3000 to 2300 BP. The tradition constituted a "social field" to use Alexander Lesser's word of independent interacting groups which shared some cultural components, but were not politically integrated. The archaeological record is scant except for burials which include bronze weapons, tools and ornaments. Some elaborate burials suggest the presence of elite.

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Region

Asia --Central Asia

Countries

Afghanistan

Azerbaijan

China

Georgia

Kyrgyzstan

Kazakhstan

Mongolia

Russia

Tajikistan

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Ukraine

Uzbekistan

OWC Code

RL60

Number of Documents

36

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Number of Pages

1547

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