Iron Age Pastoral Nomadism and Agriculture in the Eastern Eurasian Steppe : Implications from Dental Palaeopathology and Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotopes

@inproceedings{Murphy2012IronAP,
  title={Iron Age Pastoral Nomadism and Agriculture in the Eastern Eurasian Steppe : Implications from Dental Palaeopathology and Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotopes},
  author={Eileen Murphy and Rick J Schulting and N. Reginald Beer and Yuri Chistov and Alexey Kasparov and Margarita Pshenitsyna},
  year={2012}
}
Iron Age societies of the eastern Eurasian steppe are traditionally viewed as nomadic pastoralists. However, recent archaeological and anthropological research in Kazakhstan has reminded us that pastoralist economies can be highly complex and involve agriculture. This paper explores the nature of the pastoralist economies in two Early Iron Age populations from the burial grounds of Ai-Dai and Aymyrlyg in Southern Siberia. These populations represent two cultural groups of the Scythian World… CONTINUE READING

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