Early nomads of the Eastern Steppe and their tentative connections in the West

  title={Early nomads of the Eastern Steppe and their tentative connections in the West},
  author={Alexander Savelyev and Choongwon Jeong},
  journal={Evolutionary Human Sciences},
Abstract Abstract The origin of the Xiongnu and the Rourans, the nomadic groups that dominated the eastern Eurasian steppe in the late first millennium BC/early first millennium AD, is one of the most controversial topics in the early history of Inner Asia. As debatable is the evidence linking these two groups with the steppe nomads of early medieval Europe, i.e. the Huns and the Avars, respectively. In this paper, we address the problems of Xiongnu–Hun and Rouran–Avar connections from an… 
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